Editorial: A Dream for the Ages

WDAM EDITORIAL VIEWPOINT

A DREAM FOR THE AGES

January 21, 2008

This week's Monday, January 21st is Martin Luther King Day for 2008.  Obviously, Dr. King's legacy is too large to be encapsulated in the time we have here.  However, I'd like to concentrate on one thing in particular as a fitting way to honor this great martyr's memory.  It would do us all good...people of every race, creed, and culture to obtain a copy of Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.  It is easily one of the most towering pieces of philosophy and oratory ever conceived by the mind of mortal man.  The concepts and themes he so eloquently articulated are of such a high-minded caliber as to be compared with the greatest historical prose ever put forth.  So simple, and yet so profound was the import of what he had to say that people of all races are still struggling to live up to what his dream embodied.  While Dr. King would have been the first to remind everyone that he was only a human...so too are the rest of us.  All too human and all the baggage that goes with that condition.  But strive for the ideals he dreamed of we must.  Phrases such as the one about judging people, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character echo within the souls of good people everywhere.  Use this occasion of honoring the memory of Martin Luther King by obtaining, reading and reflecting upon this ennobling speech that literally changed the world.  I'm Jim Cameron...let us know what you think.