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Thread: MLK - We miss you.

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
    Oct 2001

    MLK - We miss you.

    There are very few people that I regard highly. Among those few are Mohandas Gandhi & Martin Luther King, Jr. Both of whom taught us so much. Tonight on the drive home I heard that it was 40 years to the day that the world lost Dr. King. I just posted here to thank Dr. King and those who continue his legacy.
    el Guapo is a former 20 year +/- urban planner (just like you) who thought becoming an attorney was a good life choice.

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    Cyburbian Planning Fool's avatar
    Jun 2005
    Northern, VA
    Thanks Dr. King for showing us the power of HOPE.
    Prediction is difficult, especially about the future. :-o
    - Yogi Berra

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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
    Mar 1996
    Upstate New York
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    There was a good interview on Talk of the Nation on NPR yesterday with ... oh, I can't remember, but it described the human side of Dr. King, not the more public face we're familiar with. Fascinating.

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    Cyburbian Plus Veloise's avatar
    May 2004
    Grand Rapids, Michigan (Detroit ex-pat since 2004)
    Those three assassinations ate up much of my childhood.

    We went to my grandmother's funeral in Louisiana in 1964, and stopped at a laundromat to wash our clothes. On the glass windows was painted WHITES ONLY, and being from up north, my sibs and I later asked if there was another place to wash jeans and colorful clothing, and why would the owners care.

    Being reminded of that and similar anniversaries, I look around to see how much has changed. And how much more there is to change.

    Folks within the sound of WDET, look up Matt Watroba's wonderful song, written to perform on King Day.

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    Cyburbian Plus
    Jun 2003
    Here in Indiana we were reminded of what Robert Kennedy said in Indianapolis that evening.

    The loss of two persons but not their vision for/of hope and promise.

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    Cyburbian illinoisplanner's avatar
    May 2005
    The Fox Valley
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    MLK was an excellent and powerful example of peaceful protest and advocating change for the benefit of all people and the greater good of society, rather than just one or two groups of people. He is sorely missed and there has yet to be anyone since who has even come close to matching his grace.
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    The brevity of this post does not reflect what I think about what was a truely great man. He was willing to put it all on the line for a cause he believed in and ultimately did. In a situation that could have easily descended into a 2nd civil war, he didn't let it. A man of great faith, vision, and commitment, A man who preached tolerance and nonviolence for all in a county that didn't want to hear it. In a deeply divided country and world, we sorely need another leader like him. We were richly blessed to have him for a short while.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Cyburbian WSU MUP Student's avatar
    Mar 2007
    Lowering the PCI in the Hills
    I often wonder that if the Palestinians took the approach of people like MLK or Gandhi and were willing to protest peacefully and just talk with those who oppose them, would they have their own nation by now?
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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