19 January 2009

Martin

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King.

What I celebrate him for, more than anything, is that he reminded us how to handle injustice.

He did not handle injustice by attacking it, or by blaming others for it, or by taking it to the courts, or by running from it, or by despairing in its face.

He dealt with it by naming it. Again and again, in the face of scorn and threats and violence and discrimination, he stood up and he called it what it was. He said "this is injustice".

It really is that simple.

After a long while, people listened to Martin, and they looked, and they saw injustice.

It's not all gone. But after Martin, it couldn't hide.

Happy Martin Luther King day. Name the injustices you see.

3 Comments:

Blogger Lydia said...

Standing O over here. Never thought about it that way, but do agree.

So does Harry Potter, BTW.

Very nice. And a gorgeous photo. Haven't seen this one today.

My secret word is poquito! A real word for a change! Oh wait - no it's not, it's poguito. Like a little pogue. No one needs that.

January 19, 2009 3:51 PM  
Blogger Harwick Family said...

Bob, good post. I have an article on poloroids to send you. Send me a ping and I will reply. bharwick at austin dot rr dot com.

January 19, 2009 8:33 PM  
Blogger Tor Hershman said...

Dr. King was a great man but injustice is in our DNA.

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor

February 28, 2009 12:03 PM  

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