Today is the day in the United States when we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. A man who, despite the odds being stacked against him, stood up and voiced the hopes and desires of an entire generation of Americans for equal rights, freedom and a better life. Although he was primarily speaking for a race of people, his visions of equality are applicable to anyone shunned by the masses of society and his powerful words hold much weight in the hearts of many, myself included. His enormous spirit lives on even forty years after his assassination.
Strides in equality and freedom have been achieved for many groups in this country but tomorrow, for the first time in our nation’s history, a man will accept the title of President of the United States who truly embodies the vision of equality that MLK spoke of. President Elect Barack Obama is the visionary for an entirely new generation and as he takes his rightful seat in the White House tomorrow I will be sending out positive thoughts of peace, hope, love and equality all across the world.
Pay special attention to the woman at about 2:15 and her accurate statement. Here’s to the hope of a country truly United reaching across the entire planet.