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    • I do, too. I found myself yearning for a contemporary voice with the same message, but was heartened to hear John Edwards echo his words yesterday, in the very church where Dr. King first spoke them. More, we need more people with that courage, that vision. More, without measured words, and NOW.

  1. He was truly an amazing and incredibly remarkable man. I can’t even begin to wonder how much better this world would be if people like Dr. King, JFK and RFK had lived and had been able to help shape the future of this country.

    I’m at work, so I can’t listen to that King/O’Reilly clip, but I will when I get home!

    • I agree with you. And I’m sorry that it didn’t turn out that way (understatement). Now, however, we find ourselves in a place so desolate that we MUST develop our own voices, become our own Moses, if you will, rather than waiting for someone to lead us to the Promised Land of peace. No longer do we have the privilege and luxury of waiting for things to change in the next year/election/whatever…we have to be the change we want to see in the world. This is what I’m thinking tonight…I’m searching my soul for ways to be a servant (as MLK suggests) for peace.

      Soapbox back under the bed now. Enjoy the clip.

      • Very well said. You’re right, things in this country have become incredibly desolate and there aren’t enough people who are willing to stand up and develop their voice. You’re also very right that we don’t have the luxury of waiting for things to change. It’s on us to force the change, or as you and Ghandi said, to be the change we want to see in the world.

        And you might want to leave that soapbox out where it’s handy. I’ve got a feeling we’re going to need yours and millions of others.

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