Monday, January 15, 2007
A reflection on the holiday for MLK
Odd, isn't it, that the most zealous perpetrator of violence in the world, um, US...would take time to honor arguably the most zealous advocate of non-violence in the nation's history.
Once I joined throngs in demanding this national holiday. Years later I feel as if we dishonor the man and his message the more violent we become.
This is in no way meant to insult the millions and millions of my compatriots who sincerely and vigorously attack the foundations of white privilege and white supremacy on a daily basis; the white supremacy that is under the surface of all other euphemisms: war on terror; war on drugs, war on labor...it's all a war on common sense and decency so a small population of the world can continue to make profits anywhere in the world, at the expense of the rest of the world.
So this year, instead of peeking in at the so-called MLK celebrations/honorariums happening around the Twin Cities and cyberspace, I am holding a requiem for the Dream. It appears we've all turned our back on it.