MLK: words immortal, work unfinished

For many, probably most, people today’s observance is also a cry of joy about the possibilities represented by (say it!) President Barack Obama. But I personally hope our new president listens to *this* MLK speech tonight somewhere, and maybe puts a podcast of it on his iPod or something. The words still hold, until big changes are made. (Video via SF channel kensonofkevin.)

Not to be all late-boomer about it, but I’ve had the line “Iraq=Korea/ Afghanistan=Vietnam” flash through my mind a lot lately. The first war prosecuted by an amiable fool, the second by the “best and brightest.” Put it on my list of Bumper Stickers I Don’t Want to See.

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