Monday, January 17, 2011

The Light of Martin Luther King

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

It is a sad irony that Arizona, the state that fought so hard to keep from officially recognizing the Martin Luther King federal holiday, would still be on the front burner of public awareness as a simmering cauldron of hate nearly a half century after the death of Dr. King.

The following quote from Dr. King was lifted from today's edition of The Huffington Post.  It is apropos to the continuing state of affairs in the Scorpion State, as well as to the national affinity toward hatred and guns.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."

There are lots of truly good people out in Arizona who are beginning to stand up to the likes of Joe Arpaio,  Jan Brewer, Russell Pearce and J.T. Ready.    They need our support and our love.   The light of Dr. Martin Luther King needs to shine on forever.

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