I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Friday, April 04, 2008

A No More Convenient Season Than This

In memory of Martin Luther King, Jr...after 40 years and it still we're told to wait and stop setting timetable for freedom...I refuse to wait for the 'more convenient season' that our 'paternalistic daddies' tells us is coming but 'just not right now'...I don't have enough years left to keep 'waiting it out' on the sidelines. None of us do!

"First, I must confess that over the last few years I have become gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says, "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically feels that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season". Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection" -MLK Jr.

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