Still Struggling to Get to ‘the Promised Land’

Fifty-Three Years After Martin Luther King’s Assassination

The late American civil rights leader Martin Luther King

Some Brief Commentary  from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large

Posted April 5th, 2021

Fifty-three years ago today, peace-loving people around the world were reeling from news, the day before, of the assassination of Martin Luther King – identified by so many as “the keeper of the dream” –  by a lone white man in Memphis, Tennessee.

The night before he was gunned down, he delivered a now iconic speech that ended with the following line.

Follow the case today of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the wrongful, aggressive arrest, just a few days ago, of a 17-year-old Black person by police in Toronto, Ontario and you wonder how much closer to a promised land of humanity and loved toward all since Martin Luther King delivered those immortal words.

To read a CBC report on the wrongful arrest of an innocent Black teen in Toronto, click on – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/black-teenager-racially-profiled-family-says-seeking-answers-1.5975551 .

Read the disturbing CBC report, linked here above, then lets have more wingnut ramblings from West Lincoln Mayor Dave Bylsma, ranting about “identity politics” and insulting the essence of what “All Lives Matter” by morphing it in to the thinly-veiled bigoted trope “all lives matter.”

For more on Mayor Bylsma’s mind-blowing lack of wisdom, click on the following link – https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/what-are-they-still-fighting-for-1.12662432 .

 

 

 

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“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders

One response to “Still Struggling to Get to ‘the Promised Land’

  1. A lot of the US and Canadian government ‘promises’ were that and remain that – ‘promises.’ 200,000 acres of land that was once ‘promised’ to the Lakota indians with the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty, is owned by Ted Turner. Bill Gates’ 2018 purchase of 14,500 acres of prime eastern Washington farmland – which is traditional Yakima territory – for $171m helped him get the title of largest property owner in the US. Bill Gates firm’s largest farmland acquisition happened in 2017, when it acquired 61 farming properties from a Canadian investment firm to the tune of $500m… Farmer Bill, eh?

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