There have been some comparisons to these two people that need to be clarified. One of Dr Kings' relatives thinks Obama is against what Dr King stood for or doesn't fit her picture. Dr King was a preacher and Barack Obama is a politican and both of them want pretty much the same thing for America.
I was a part of and lived through the Civil Rights movements of the 60's and 70's. I was part of sit-ins, walks for rights, and I read every piece of information I could on race and separation. My best examples of how people should be accepted and treated came from Dr King himself.
Dr King preached that we had to accept people as they are and where they are if we truly wanted to help them. He did not care about sex, race, religion, sexual preferences, or any of the the things that separate us. He did not judge and his plan was cut short because of people who wanted to make him do so. They weren't so afraid of his race views but more of his ability to give the love and acceptance that we all so desperately crave to everyone.
The Creator made and loves us all and none of us can stop the Creator from loving each person no matter what we believe. Because we all are his creation and he who hath no sin let him cast the first stone against his brother or sister.
Obama is a politican and his job is to help America and not to fall short of that promise like the other politicans have. And, this is Barack Obamas' promise. Obama wants Main Street Americans to have a real fighting chance this time. He wants to give everyone a piece of the promise of America. Obama is not what the religious people, or died in the wool Republicans, or big money movers & shakers might want but he is what the Creator has given us.
Why? because we all need to change our greedy, selfish, prejudiced, fat cat want to be living ways. Obama is the correction of all the things we did not keep in check like the economy, our spending above our means, and letting someone else always make our decisions for us ... like putting total retirements in 401K investments. The markets are gambles made against or for a companys' bottom line everyday and Americans were talked into allowing their total retirements to be gambled away.
Now, Obama is trying to give us a way out. Obama us tells up front that it will not be easy and to get ready for this hard fight. But, a lot of us are just like a battered wife who just cannot leave her wife beating husband. We just keep looking for more pain with McCain. We don't want to go to group and get well. We just want someone to take the pain away with no assistance from us. And, just as soon as the pain goes away some of us will start looking at McCain again ... the way a junkie hunts a big fix.
The United States of America needs drastic change. The UN needs drastic change. The world wants a drastic change from the leaders who only hear their voice and no one elses. Why do you think the whole world is in crisis with us??? The whole world system has to change drastically or we will all fall no matter if you are Wall Street or Main Street. Get this picture, folkes?
Obama is living Dr Kings' dream. He is the closest thing I have seen in politics that fits the speech. Dr Kings' dream was for everyone to have a chance at the American dream with a safe political and racial environment inwhich to accomplish that dream.
Stop holding up that progress with your own selfish wishes and let the real stuff get started. It has been time for a change a long time, Thank You Mr Obama!
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Peace and Love to you all.