Originally Posted by Joe Brummer
I sense you are frustrated with the shortcomings we have had. Me too! Remember that King believed and so do I that the Universe Leans to the side of justice. It is not about how fast we win our rights. It is about the justice of knowing people extended them to us for the right reasons.......
Let me challenge you with MLK's own words at the Great March on Detroit:
Then there is another cry. They say, "Why don’t you do it in a gradual manner?" Well, gradualism is little more than escapism and do-nothingism, which ends up in stand-stillism. [Applause] We know that our brothers and sisters in Africa and Asia are moving with jet-like speed toward the goal of political independence. And in some communities we are still moving at horse-and-buggy pace toward the gaining of a hamburger and a cup of coffee at a lunch counter. [Applause]
And so we must say, now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to transform this pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our nation. [Applause] Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of racial justice. Now is the time to get rid of segregation and discrimination. Now is the time. [Applause] (Now. Now)
And so this social revolution taking place can be summarized in three little words. They are not big words. One does not need an extensive vocabulary to understand them. They are the words "all," "here," and "now." We want all of our rights, we want them here, and we want them now. [Applause] [Recording interrupted]
When are we going to get off our complacent butts and demand full equality now? When are we going to march on Washington in the millions and demand equality now?
Maybe it is easier to just subscribe to the HRC cell phone alerts and visit their email web form and send our representatives an email from the comfort of our homes.