Today marked the 50th anniversary of the civil right's movement MARCH ON WASHINGTON. President Barak Obama spoke and from what I heard on the radio he highlighted not so much Martin Luther King the man, but the man's dream of a future America. As President, Barak Obama understands that some of the dream's promises have been met but much remains still a dream with hope of becoming a reality. We should remember that in 1963 there were still "White People" and "Colored Folks" water fountains, bathrooms and theater seating, not to mention unequal employment, housing and healthcare.
The President urged Americans not to give up on fulfilling that wonderful dream of a great American who hoped one day that all Americans would be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Its sad and unfortunate that some Americans still cannot envision such a dream and find any and every opportunity to bash the ongoing hope and message of all beings created equal, and that here in America all are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Here's one reportage that I came across where in talking about President Obama's speech today, the young reporter uses a sly, sarcastic, delivery in steering listeners away from the President's message of continued civil rights legislation and equal opportunity for all. The young man simply missed the message and instead edited his story with footage of the President's speech that could easily be misconstrued when viewed in part instead of whole. Such is the enemy that divides in order to conquer. When all else fails, manipulate the truth with a smirk and a sly smile and a soundbite.
But we Americans have learned and are well prepared for such low-level tactics. Know the enemy! He looks like a lamb, sounds like an intelligent teacher, but definitely carries the smell of a wolf separating the flock in order to prey on the weak. If I've learned nothing else from browsing information on the internet its to never trust one source and always seek out the full story in order to get a glimpse of its truth.
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