Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must never forget there are some white people in the United States just as determined to see us free as we are to be free ourselves.” Yet there are white folks in the current Senate whom are on the side of the filibuster, not freedom.
Voting is our freedom. Suppressing our vote is suppressing our freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his all for equality. The least we can do is be humble and have hardihood in the face of the hate filled fear Dr. King faced, by calling out and voting out every elected official who buttresses bigotry with the weak whine of bipartisan blubber.
Neither posting pictures with their favorite Black leader, nor selectively quoting Dr. King will shield them from history and the piercing facts of the here and now. Democracy is under attack, and they are providing the attackers protection in the form of silence and cynicism.
From marches to Merv Griffin, Dr. King demonstrated that progress is achieved with collaboration and courage.
If you’re really going to be free you have to overcome the love of wealth and the fear of death. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.