Greetings and Good Monday Morning,
I hope all is well and that you've had a wonderful relaxing weekend! It's another Monday, but not just any Monday, it is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day! Every year when this day arrives, I'm usually reflective on comparing things that we've accomplished as a people, and a nation since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death. Sure, I always think, we've done "X-Y-Z", but we still have a long way to go. This year, I can't help but to think about last year, and to be quite honest, the downward decline of our democracy and the changing social landscape in America over the past five years; and I become sad, mad, and frustrated. When I think about everything that has happened since the start of 2021, for instance, the insurrection and attempted coup de tat on our nation's Capital, and I reflect back on all that has been fought for Civil Rights; I feel like we've been going backwards over the last 5 years. People are so quick to "follow the leader", and believe disinformation and misinformation; and it's heartbreaking. One of my favorite talk radio stations is Urban View on SiriusXM, and Joe Madison one of my favorite shows, and he always says the following MLK quote: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” I think it's a perfect quote to describe the kind of people that believe in disinformation and misinformation. This has turned our nation's Capital into a city on lockdown. With that said, I'm hoping that as we move forward into the future, we can turn things around, and despite the darkness we've seen and lived through in recent days; I have faith and hope that a glimmer of light is starting to shine through.
“We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As I close, when you reflect on the values and qualities of MLK today, take his spirit with you always. Share love and not hatred. Speak confidently for what is right so that we can build a bridge of trust again. We need each other in this world, and there are more things that we in common versus those things that set us apart and divide us. This week, has began with remembering MLK, that is a constant beacon of hope for our nation, and on Wednesday, we will usher in our 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the new administration that has given this nation hope, as well! There's no time to be discouraged, I'm looking forward to the hills! Happy MLK Day, Everyone!
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