The MLK effect

Let's take race out of this for a second.  I want to remove the precedences of color of skin, or the home you grew up in, or the way you talk, or the car you drive.  I just want to talk about Mr. King as a man, a man of compassion, justice, and love, and his fight for what was right and what was wrong.

MLK was powerful in every sense of the word.  He was powerful in his message, his speech, in his actions, and his influence.  And he understood that this kind of power was the unbridled kind that could force an entire country to face what was unjust and lead them to what was right.  King could move oceans.  He brought humanity.  And he was just one man.

Martin Luther King had expectations.  And if he could travel to the present, he would be sad to find how this power was lost to millions of individuals who kept it for themselves.  Without violence but love, King was able to unveil the truth of mankind and make them see people by "the content of their character."

This isn't a remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. as the person, but the doctrine.  This is to remind everyone that humanity cannot be lost.  It's in the hands of every single person.  It's in your actions and in your speech.  It's in your influence. "I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good."


"Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."