Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Should I? Would You?



Timing is everything. Consider yesterday’s blog:

”I was doing some research (on political violence) the other day...”

”If intimidation is sophisticated, does that make it okay? Is there a difference if you’re wearing a Brooks Brothers suit instead of a white robe and hood?”

Consider the headline I just read, here at O’dark thirty:

Bomb Is Found in Backpack Before March Honoring King

Did you know I marched in the local MLK Day parade Monday? (Well, actually I drove, but you get the point.)

Should I feel intimidated? Would you?

Hmmm.

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people. Our generation will have to repent not only for the words and acts of the children of darkness, but also for the fears and apathy of the children of light."

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 27, 1965
Atlanta, Georgia


Don Brown
January 19, 2011

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