There is literally nothing new to be said about him. Many, many things he said, including the well-known classics, resonate with me, but none more so than the one in my masthead above. It is worth saying again right here, right now, on the day we honor him:
“Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long
but it bends toward justice.”
There it is, as it always was from King: legitimate comfort in times of grave trouble… yours for the taking. R.I.P., Dr. King.
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  • Steve  On Monday January 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Afterthought: King’s words, which he said on a number of occasions, seem to have been a paraphrase of part of Theodore Parker’s “Of Justice and the Conscience” (1853): “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.”

  • L'Enfant de la Haute Mer  On Tuesday January 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    • MandT  On Tuesday January 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you L’Enfant! and for visiting our site recently. peace, m

    • Steve  On Tuesday January 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      Martin Luther King was a man who awakened Americans’ consciences. Unfortunately, Mitt Romney is a man with no conscience.

      In many ways, Mitt is the perfect Republican candidate: wealthy beyond imagination, paying a lower percentage of his income in taxes than most of my readers, condescending to people with less money than he has, and unrepentant for the evils he inflicted in acquiring that money.

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