Friday, January 15, 2021

Happy Birthday MLK!

 While the official holiday is coming up on Monday, today is the actual 92nd birthday of the Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Happy birthday, MLK!

More than most this is one where if he were alive he would be especially pleased and proud.  Ten days ago a successor to him and his father as a minister at the famous and historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Raphael Warnock, was elected to represent the state of Georgia in the United States Senate, something he could only dream about.  Obviously there are many other dramatic things going on at this time, including the fact that Rev. Warnock's election was part of a change power in the Senate and Washington more generally, with the Senate coming under actual physical attack the day after the election, nine days ago, an attack that also market an unprecedented display of the Confederate battle flag for in the Capitol building.  However, all that looks to be working out well.  MLK would be pleased and proud.

Barkley Rosser


Anonymous said...

Agree that he would be pleased and proud of the things you mentioned, but aghast at the last 4 years and would remind us again of the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice and that the ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. As one of the good people, it cannot be said that you are silent. Let us pray our nation is strong and that the transfer of power is peaceful and serves as a message to the world that yes we struggle but the USA is resilient and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise,
High as the list'ning skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.
Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chast'ning rod,
Felt in the day that hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet,
Come to the place on witch our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our star is cast.
God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by thy might,
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray
Lest our feet stray frm the places, our God, where we met thee,
Least our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee,
Shadowed beneath the hand,
May we forever stand,
Tru to our God,
Tru to our native land.

Not Trampis said...

Would he?

The change in attitudes yes but a man who is a pastor saying essentially his flock can go hang while he does another job. Me thinks MLK would not agree on that. said...

Well, MLK himself engaged in a lot of out of town activities while being a full-time minister. My guess is Warnock will be in Atlanta on weekends and in DC during most weeks. A bit of a stretch, but probably can be done, mate. said...


Perhaps I should not waste anybody's time with this, but I feel I should let you all know that somebody has massively misquoted out of context lines from this post to make it look like I was saying that MLK would have been pleased and proud about the fact that someone carried a Confederate flag into the Capitol building. I think that anybody who is not either insane or filled with malicious intent will get it that this is a total misrepresentation.

The individual who did this called himself "Moses Herzog" although apparently he is mostly of non-Jewish German extraction, according to him. He did this earlier today on Econbrowser, where he has long posted lots of comments highly critixizing me, openly stating that he "hates" me and that his posts are him engagin in "sadism." Really, pgl or some others who read or post both here and there can verify this. Anyway, this is a new outrage, which I think people here should be made aware of.

Not Trampis said...

He is a prat Barkes,
ignore him for being trumpian