A World with MLK

Sometimes I think about what might have been if Martin Luther Ling Jr. had not been assassinated in 1968. martin_luther_king_jr portraitHe might have led the Poor People’s March on Washington that summer and advanced the cause against economic discrimination. poorpeopleHe might have advanced the cause for ending the war in Vietnam earlier; indeed he might have become a senator, even president. tumblr_lqgjn9kK2U1qjih96o1_500He might have established a very different course on foreign policy – no wars in Kuwait, Afghanistan or Iraq, genuine aid offered in the Balkans, Rwanda, Syria…

Hama, Syria

Hama, Syria

A very different domestic policy – restraints on the rich, opportunities for the poor…black-unemployment-1Perhaps even understanding and vision for our environment.

Anna Maria Key, Florida

Anna Maria Key, Florida

Yeah, I had a dream.


2 thoughts on “A World with MLK

  1. or: Ralph Abernathy: “Martin and I were away more often than we were at home; and while this was no excuse for extramarital relations, it was a reason. Some men are better able to bear such deprivations than others, though all of us in SCLC headquarters had our weak moments. We all understood and believed in the biblical prohibition against sex outside of marriage. It was just that he had a particularly difficult time with that temptation.

    So, maybe he would just be ‘out-ed’ as ‘another black man’ who is an adulterer and he would have been pushed aside as a sinner & not worthy of the USA’s hypocrisy for blemish free leaders,.. He’d later turn up from time to time on Face the Nation or CNN as a talking-head during election debates,.. Reference: Tiger Woods http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2009/12/the-women-of-tiger-woods-full-list–pictures/

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