Monday, January 21, 2008

"i've been to the mountaintop"

mlk, jr

"our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind."

mahalia jackson


Renegade Eye said...

I was politically involved before he was shot. He just organized the "Poor People's Campaign," He was going away from nonviolence as a principle.

No said...

I would like to celebrate this day in peace.

Larry said...

The neocons would never permit another Martin Luther King to come forward.

Undeniable Liberal said...

It's plain to see why he had to be taken out. Too bad another like him hasn't come along, we need it.

Carol Gee said...

Thanks for reminding me, betmo.
I was at home with four toddlers at the time of his, and the Kennedy assassinations. It was a terrible period for our nation. I thought the country might come unraveled.
Dr. King was one of my heroes at the time, for his courage, for his will, for his opposition to the war, and for his voice.
I hope that the path MLK paved for Barack Obama gives this inspirational young candidate an experience relatively free from the corrosive racism of the sixties.

an average patriot said...

I have been to the mountaintop too and will always be there and there is nothing period Bush can do to change that.

Brother Tim said...

I still wonder if most Americans truly understand what a great visionary he was.

I posted one of his speeches today that you'll NEVER hear on the MSM.