Monday, January 19, 2009

Maritn Luther King

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"Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them."
Martin Luther King, Jr., speech, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, August 16, 1967

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction...."
Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength To Love, 1963.

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."
Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963.

"I have a dream. . . "

". . . Free at Last. . ."

. . . Y E S
we DID!

I have spent my lifetime fighting for losing causes that glacially become 'common wisdom.' It has been a path of hurts, set-backs, and even assassinations: John, Bobby, Martin & so many others.
"It's been a long time coming-" but a change has come. . . and it's only the beginning.
A L O H A! Cloudia


Sepiru Chris said...

As the Rev. Martin Luther King might conclude, Amen.


the walking man said...

There is some significance that the Bush countdown clock has hit "0" this morning.

Reader Wil said...

"I have a dream..."I'll never forget that speech! I remember the day that he was killed and how devastated we all were. He was a great man and I wish that Barrack Obama follow his footsteps!!

Christine Gram said...

Thank you for the reminder (I tend to forget about US holidays here) and also CONGRATULATIONS on the book! It looks like a wonderful read... I'll have to pick it up next time I'm in the States.

Anonymous said...

You can also buy Cloudia's book on

Anonymous said...

I am Korean and I am married to a haole (Caucasian). But I have never experienced racial discrimination here or elsewhere. Who knows why I've been so fortunate?

claude said...

His dream came true.
I hope all the best for our newx President. I post about Obama tomorrow. Aloha Cloudia !

Akelamalu said...

Finally his dream has come true! What a great day. :)

The book has arrived m'dear, I've emailed you. xx

Charles Gramlich said...

The creatively malajusted. I like that.

Deborah Godin said...

Thank you for this wonderful heartfelt post, Cloudia!!

laughingwolf said...

i hope obama is given the two terms he needs just to set america back on track

even then, he can't undo the harm done over the past 50 years, or so

but, therein lies hope :D

Gran said...

Beautiful post! And it will be a great day tomorrow!

Cloudia said...

Chris: Yeah, Brother!

Walking Man: Great point.

Wil: We are one, my friend.

Christine: Great to see you here. Thanks, hope you enjoy it. Gigi's right Amazon has it.

Thanks, GiGi! You are so nice that you dissarm any biggots perhaps.

Claude: I look forward to seeing your blog tomorrow. You are my bon ami!!

Ake: Oh I'm so glad. It makes me happy to see you here, Sistah.

Charles: Me too; it comforts maladjusted ole me ;->

Deborah G; Thank YOU!!

LaughingWolf: Thank you my dear Canadian neighbor!

Gran: I wish you and I could clasp hands and jump up and down in joy.

magiceye said...

...and a great beginning!


I love hearing Martin Luther King. His speeches are on YouTube.

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