MLK's dream not yet reality

Words, music and prayer served as potent reminders Monday of the legacy of the Rev. Full Story
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Ned Kelly

United States

#1 Jan 19, 2010
Geesh, just how much longer WILL it take to stand on your own two feets, like the rest of us do?
Life Long Conservative

Menlo Park, CA

#2 Jan 19, 2010
I think MLK's message was one of equal opportunity, not equality. The only way you can bring about equality is by an undemocratic government forcing it upon the people as the Communist tried but failed. The legal tools are now in place for MLK's dream, now we must work on the racism in peoples hearts. The best way to erase this ugly racism is to live a life where you gain peoples respect by your example. You can not do it by continuing to play the victimization game. The Democratic party is determined to keep poor and disadvantaged people locked into dependency on government with entitlements. All people regardless of race, gender or faith wish to be free to stand on their own two feet and decide what is best for them.
Ego te absolvo

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Jan 19, 2010
The Liberal approach to MLK's dream is to promote dissolution of American Blacks by building more Planned Parenthood clinics in Black communities, following to date the eugenics policies of PP's founder. It's a two sided approach... Kill off their babies and morally degrade them through Liberal and Leftist pornography and championing the diminishing of traditional Christian values in Black communities.
tramky

Vallejo, CA

#4 Jan 19, 2010
Was Barack Obama elected on the basis of the content of his character, or was he elected because of the color of his skin?

The answer to this question strikes to the heart of Martin Luther King, Jr's legacy.
Carlitos Way

Pleasanton, CA

#5 Jan 19, 2010
It turns out that Michael Luther Kings PhD is questionable. Michael is his real name.
Barack

Vacaville, CA

#6 Jan 19, 2010
get a job, get an education, stopping acting like you are owed something.
audience member

El Cerrito, CA

#8 Jan 19, 2010
Very odd of Pastor Jefferson at this rally.

Remember when Pastor Jefferson sang a different praise when he and his church prayed the gay away in City Hall Council Chambers?
choices

Vallejo, CA

#9 Jan 19, 2010
ned,ego,carlito,barack....you prove a point...
some will just exist..they...will never live......
ignorance is.... your bliss..
Glitterdome

San Rafael, CA

#10 Jan 19, 2010
tramky wrote:
Was Barack Obama elected on the basis of the content of his character, or was he elected because of the color of his skin?
The answer to this question strikes to the heart of Martin Luther King, Jr's legacy.
I voted for Barack Obama b/c I thought he was more articulate. I liked him.
Shameless

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jan 19, 2010
"Solano County Supervisor Linda Seifert called on people to never stop pursuing equality for everyone ... we need to look at our conscience and do what's right," though that course is not always the easiest or most popular, Seifert said."

She should have directed these comments to the Haters like Davis and Jefferson that were squirming in their seats.

HATE is HATE and EQUALITY MEANS EVERYONE!

MLK would disapprove of those two and would tell them to their faces!
Vallejo Resident

Vallejo, CA

#12 Jan 19, 2010
Life Long Conservative wrote:
I think MLK's message was one of equal opportunity, not equality. The only way you can bring about equality is by an undemocratic government forcing it upon the people as the Communist tried but failed. The legal tools are now in place for MLK's dream, now we must work on the racism in peoples hearts. The best way to erase this ugly racism is to live a life where you gain peoples respect by your example. You can not do it by continuing to play the victimization game. The Democratic party is determined to keep poor and disadvantaged people locked into dependency on government with entitlements. All people regardless of race, gender or faith wish to be free to stand on their own two feet and decide what is best for them.


Sometimes, it is harder to get up for some than it for others, especially when those on the bottom are getting the wrong help, advice and leadership. It is easy to stand apart from a group and make judgements, it is harder to understand their needs and lend the support without causing resentment...and/or dependency which does not lead to true freedom and equality - only dispair and rage for all involved.
Yep

Oakland, CA

#13 Jan 19, 2010
Most of the young blacks don't even care. It seems the whites do more for King than any other race. Just amazing.
King Tut

Anchorage, AK

#14 Jan 19, 2010
MLK dream did indeed come true as blacks are NOW judged by their character.

Play by the rules and you are equal.

Rap criminal - get the chair!!!
Life Long Conservative

Menlo Park, CA

#15 Jan 19, 2010
Vallejo Resident wrote:
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Sometimes, it is harder to get up for some than it for others, especially when those on the bottom are getting the wrong help, advice and leadership. It is easy to stand apart from a group and make judgements, it is harder to understand their needs and lend the support without causing resentment...and/or dependency which does not lead to true freedom and equality - only dispair and rage for all involved.
I don't resent what poor and disadvantaged people are given by government. I feel sorry for them being locked into boxes of control and power over their lives keeping them weak and dependent upon government entitlements for their welfare. The way I see it, government slavery is no better than the plantation owner's slavery. All people want to be free of government shackles to pursue their own dreams. MLK's dream was not for the government to decide what his dream would be.
Yep

Oakland, CA

#16 Jan 20, 2010
Life Long Conservative wrote:
<quoted text> I don't resent what poor and disadvantaged people are given by government. I feel sorry for them being locked into boxes of control and power over their lives keeping them weak and dependent upon government entitlements for their welfare. The way I see it, government slavery is no better than the plantation owner's slavery. All people want to be free of government shackles to pursue their own dreams. MLK's dream was not for the government to decide what his dream would be.
Oh, I think you have it backwards my little friend. The poor have the middle class in government slavery. The poor rob and pillage society with guns and violence. The poor are bankrupting our society with all the free handouts. Time for the poor to get jobs and take care of their families instead of demanding free, free, free or they will claim racist blaw blaw blaw.... you get the pic
Life Long Conservative

Millbrae, CA

#17 Jan 20, 2010
Yep wrote:
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Oh, I think you have it backwards my little friend. The poor have the middle class in government slavery. The poor rob and pillage society with guns and violence. The poor are bankrupting our society with all the free handouts. Time for the poor to get jobs and take care of their families instead of demanding free, free, free or they will claim racist blaw blaw blaw.... you get the pic
But it is the political system which creates this disparity, not the poor. Look at the direction the Obama administration is taking us by expanding the number of people paying no taxes while increasing the amount the rich must pay. This is all done with the idea it will attract more voters to the Democratic party for the freebies. They just don't get the fact that it is the rich successful business that create real jobs. Sadly it will be too late when government has total control over every aspect of our lives as we see what is happening in Venezuela.The election for Ted Kennedy's seat in MA gives me new hope for America's future.
Massa Thomas

Benicia, CA

#18 Jan 20, 2010
"Not yet reality"? You've got to be kidding me. Poor Martin would need to revise his speach if he were alive today.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#19 Jan 17, 2011
Ill. Church Leaders Reject Gays Misrepresenting MLK's Legacy
Society |Mon, Jan. 17 2011 07:18 PM EDT
http://www.christianpost.com/article/20110117...

Chicago pastors, ministers and political figures gathered at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside, Ill., to establish Martin Luther King, Jr. as a man of God and a leader who fought for the civil rights of African-Americans.

At the same time, they made it clear that King was not a champion for gay rights.

The group, which largely consisted of African-Americans, gathered Monday to speak out and commune together at a luncheon. Most of the concerns shared were that of "deep concern" over legislation connecting gay rights to the civil rights movement which helped secure voting rights and end the discrimination that was rampant in the south.
mlk day not gay day

Vallejo, CA

#20 Jan 17, 2011
vib & garman spreading lies about mlk & gays
http://ibvallejo.com/index.php...
Anonymous wrote:
Ill. Church Leaders Reject Gays Misrepresenting MLK's Legacy
Society |Mon, Jan. 17 2011 07:18 PM EDT
http://www.christianpost.com/article/20110117...
Chicago pastors, ministers and political figures gathered at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside, Ill., to establish Martin Luther King, Jr. as a man of God and a leader who fought for the civil rights of African-Americans.
At the same time, they made it clear that King was not a champion for gay rights.
The group, which largely consisted of African-Americans, gathered Monday to speak out and commune together at a luncheon. Most of the concerns shared were that of "deep concern" over legislation connecting gay rights to the civil rights movement which helped secure voting rights and end the discrimination that was rampant in the south.
sincere ignorance

Vallejo, CA

#21 Jan 17, 2011
mlk day not gay day wrote:
vib & garman spreading lies about mlk & gays
http://ibvallejo.com/index.php...
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"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

What lies are being spread? Even more dangerous is your sincere and conscientious ignorance.

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