Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How Soon We Forget

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If he were still alive, he would be sorely saddened by the headlines of today.

We see that there are some that would want U.S. troops to remain, and continue fighting an unjust war, for another ten years. We also see Bush, on the pretense of wanting to establish peace in the middle east (Note to Bush: Starting wars is a not a good way to promote peace.) by selling smart bombs to Saudi Arabia, home of most of the 9/11 terrorists.

Sigh.

How prophetic Dr. King was when he said,

"The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live...We have guided missiles and misguided men."

But I take some comfort in the belief that if the good doctor were alive-- and he heard and read Sykes, McBride, McIlheran and the rest of the local right wing media, and how they promote not only the war in Iraq, but urge for an attack on Iran--well, he would be writing for Whallah!

3 comments:

  1. I think the racism of these three is pretty obvious, but perhaps not to them. Dr. King would have no problem calling out the inherent racism of their political program.

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  2. So often you hear people say "And if King were alive today, I'd be marching right along with him." Oh really? If King were alive today, what would he be marching about?

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  3. I think what he thinksJanuary 15, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    When single mom asked Jessica Mc Bride (we have to specify which Jessica now because there are three in the news - Doyle - Mc Bride and Simpson) what she thought about the Robert Hultquist - Brad Schimel issue,

    Jessica McBride said...
    I don't think he should escape with no punishment at all. I don't think he should be tossed in jail or anything. So, largely, I agree with Wigderson.

    Actually, I thought Wigderson was suggesting that Schimel reconsider and charge Hultquist with felony misconduct in office.

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