On this day, I and many like-minded Americans remember the life and actions of civil rights leader and stalwart patriot Martin Luther King Junior. Born into a troubled society segregated by skin color, and ripped from this world by a cabal of both federal agencies and private criminals, Mr. King fought for the right of all Americans to enjoy Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness (unhindered and in perpetuity). He preached nonviolence and civil disobedience, notions I too believe are the most expedite and just means the People possess for holding to account the undemocratic oligarchy that the People have allowed to gain power over this land. For these reasons primarily I write blogs and articles critical of Ynki governments - not to incite violence or demand their dissolution but to point out the extent to which they have lost sight of the essence of the American experiment, the extent to which they are working actively against the interests of all People equally.
As in most larger assemblages of people, the corruption of the persons in power tends to trickle down; soon, the population at large follows suit. After the exposure of corruption in the New York City police department in 1971 by Frank Serpico, different types of crimes committed by the general population appeared to decrease. Though the correlations may be coincidental, I believe they are connected. When persons in power see no problem with breaking the law, average citizens tend to adopt a similar attitude; when however the powerful are taken to task, the lowly will adjust their ways. America was designed to be a place where every man person is his neighbor’s equal, where all enjoy the same rights, privileges, and duties. In one of his most lauded speeches, Mr. King repeatedly spoke of equality for all Americans regardless of race, religion, or socio-economic condition. By raising up even a single voice in protest and mockery of the usurpers of this land, one can work to stymie those who aim to further this perversion of the American experiment.
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