The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I want young men and young women who are not alive know and see that these new privileges and opportunities did not come without somebody suffering and sacrificing for them."
Grabbed from "Boondocks" on January 15, 2006, on Comedy Central. The new show has been somewhat uneven, however, this episode about King has a fresh take on MLK's life. He was critically injured on April 4, 1968 instead of killed. King woke up from his coma on October 27, 2000 and was denied to vote in the 2000 election. Then after 9/11 he was a guest on Politically Correct and was asked how to respond; King was vilified as anti-American and unpatriotic for saying that as a Christian that he was taught to turn the other cheek. From a segue to a commerical break another one of King's best quotes:
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
Does make you wonder what King would think of our modern times, or if there are any modern prophets such as King are among us today if we are too cynical, too divided, to see them for what they are. Words like freedom, justice and truth have been twisted to such a great extent that they ring hollow.

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