Today, as my countrymen know, is the day that the U.S. celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
a man who, with the help of legions
helped shame a nation into trying harder to live up to its dream.
It's difficult for me to know what to say on such an occasion (which partly explains the lateness of this post). On the one hand, it's tempting to celebreate Dr. King as a visionary who helped African Americans obtain improved civil rights. At the same time, it's equally tempting to note that there is much progress left to be made. Sometimes I simply feel that the more things change,
the more they stay
So, I suppose I'll just say this: however you celebrate
the life, and accomplishments, of Dr. King, we can at least all acknowledge both the disgrace,
and the heroism,
of the past. In so doing, perhaps we can also see our way into a more noble future.
Hey, a guy can dream, right?