Live Together in Peace

“Sooner or later all the people of the world
will have to discover a way to live together in peace.”
Martin Luther King

Nobel Peace Prize

Fifty-one years ago today the Nobel Peace Prize was presented to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway. While the United States has made a great deal of progress when it comes to human rights, we still have a long way to go before we can “live together in peace” as Dr. King proposed.

His acceptance speech December 10, 1964 talks of a time when poverty and prejudice were common for the black man. His speech is a Déjà vu of what the world is today.

A world today more vicious and radical than we knew fifty-one years ago. Why have we not learned from our mistakes? Why must we all hate and alienate people because of their race and religion? When will all the people of the world discover a way to live together in peace?

Shine On



4 thoughts on “Live Together in Peace

  1. This might not be PC, but this is part of the answer, at least as I see it. We don’t all hate people because of their color and religon…some do. Yes, there are some racists (there is probably not a word in our lexicon as miss-used as racist) and bigots. Some of them however, are charlatans who make their living from dividing and creating hate from where none existed before, (Al, Jeremiah, Jesse?). They are often supported by a news media that does not acheive ratings from reporting on good things and they are lead by a president who, before he knew the facts in Boston, stated that “The police acted stupidly” , but lectures us daily, about not jumping to conclusions, trying to deflect the responsibility for “Islamic Terrorism” away from where it belongs. I believe, if Dr. King was alive today, he would sob to see what has become of his good work and he would be saddened and maybe angered by the character of those that falsely claim to carry on his dream, for they have intentionally failed.

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