15 January 2008

an inspiration, in the name of love

It's not a holiday until next Monday, but today is the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Obviously, I don't want to diminish his memory, but quoting the song by U2 (a year younger than "New Year's Day") shouldn't do too much damage. MLK was the inspiration for these well-known words:
"Early morning, April four
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride
In the name of love..."

Okay, King was assassinated in the late afternoon, not the "early morning," of 4 April 1968. "Pride in the Name of Love" is still awesome. But the leadership shown by King is incredibly more awesome still. This is life and death stuff.

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