Monday, April 04, 2011

On This Sad Anniversary ... MLK

I posted this here on 4/4/08. Go take a read. Check the links.

This was his last speech the day before he was assassinated, and as I wrote back then, you can see it in his eyes, and in the words he spoke, he knew he was not long for this world. I always got the sense from watching the full speech, that he knew for sure he was going to be killed very soon. Note the references to "I might not get there with you" and other such statements. It gives me chills to this day.

And, as has been posted about much this year, Dr. King was in Memphis to show support for the UNIONS. Take that to heart all you heartless Republican governors. Union workers ARE Americans, pure and simple. Fuck with us, we fuck right back.


Arno said...

"Monday morning, April 4..."
Sad, but yet, happy day, because:
"Greater love has no one than this --- that he lay down his life for his friends!"
I carry on an internal debate about who was the greatest American of the twentieth century...and this great man always wins!

Carrie said...

I hear ya, man. -----------> shot of Patron to the patron on the bar.