Because Injustice Is Here
Original entry posted: Mon Jan 19 18:11:29 2009
@ Tue Jan 20 20:17:40 2009 EST
Somebody said today, "What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them."
Today, I'm inclined to let those who would still second-guess King let have their "concerns," their "misgivings," their petty quibbles yearning to suck column inches.
Because history was made today. Because today we showed just how far we've come - cries for the "proper channels," snorts of derision and hate, and all.
And if they prefer a petty, self-satisfied second-guessing of history to the hope of seeing justice come to Birmingham, I say let them. May the ground move beneath their feet as much as mine, though they never feel its rise.
We have a long way to go, yes, and they'll complain the whole way there, but we'll get there eventually. That was King's hope, and it is mine.