Monday, January 16, 2006

Martin Luther King

Today is Martin Luther King holiday. However, I have to come in and work today. That is okay. I remember in college I have to analyze an essay between Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream' and Richard Nixon. I remember how poetic Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream'. Some of his dreams have been realized, yet there are still many that still have to be worked on. Blacks these days can do many things these days that back then, they weren't allowed to. In America, it's a joy to watch the kids of diverse race playing together. We still need to work on economic gap between the rich and poor.

There was a comment that was made by the author of 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad'. Sorry, I don't remember his name. He said, poor people have money problems, rich people have money problems too ... they don't know where to put their money. How I like to suggest perhaps he can put his money into helping rebuilding communities.

In fact, I think we need to restructure our communities. Oil is getting scarce, so we must think of restructuring our communities so we are less dependent of transportation ... oil. Telecommuting is one aspect of it. In fact, that could be a nice thing. A self-sufficient community - able to provide jobs for the local people. This could be the way toward building a stronger local community.

Many people say that even poor people have rights, and food and shelter should be provided for them. Let me put it this way. If we think we are animals, and that the fittest survive, then this logic doesn't apply. In fact, feeding the poor can be a downright burden for us. However, if we evolve to a better species, more compassionate, then we would do this naturally, and it wouldn't be a burden for us. That is what I am hoping. That we evolve to a better being.

Many people say they are not happy with their lives even if they make a lot of money. Perhaps, it's because they are missing the 'community' aspect in their life. People these days are busy making ends meet and money, they don't have that much time for their 'community'. They may be 'free', but at times, I feel like they are in a 'prison in disguise'.

Martin Luther King might have started the fire, other people have to carry that fire in order for it sustain and make a difference. So we should not forget the people, who are nameless, who believe in the cause and continue fighting for a better, more equitable world. We are not there yet, so let's continue to fight for it - in nonviolent ways of course.


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