Before our eyes we are witnessing the destruction – from within – of our great neighbour to the south of us, that bastion of democracy, the United States of America.
Women’s Bill of Rights
I had a flash of inspiration last night just before I fell asleep. Taking a chance that I’d still remember it in the morning, I didn’t write it down. O risk-taker that I am! Turns out that I did remember!
Celebrating Martin Luther King
What a glorious speech. What a glorious man.
I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this speech on 28th August 1963.
“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in…
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Time again for this:
“I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
America! Please come back!
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