More Than a Dream
As the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. is honored it is a good time for me to remember that Dr. King had more than a dream, but a radical understanding that challenged racism, war, and capitalism. If he only had a dream he might have lived. Many of the very institutions that now purport to remember him were in the forefront against him. And the work that he did remains unfinished.
King stated that a person dies when they refuse to stand for justice, for truth, for the things that are right. (Selma, 1965) By that standard, he lives.
Today, we see the “white hat” patriots being intent on holding on to their privilege. Some write about the alien agenda as if it were aligned with those interests, at least if it is the Pleiadians rather than the Draco. There are far too many who would keep people in fear of border intrusions, vaccinations, and socialist liberals (try to figure that one out). If it sounds like I am again writing about Kerry, Juan, QAnon, and the rest — well I am. But Dr. King — on MLK day and throughout the year — continues to teach that there is a better way.
“The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and racism. The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.”
— 1967, to the SCLC Board
“White Americans must recognize that justice for black people cannot be achieved without radical changes in the structure of our society.”
—Where Do We Go from Here? , 1967
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
—A Time to Break the Silence, April 4, 1967