USA -- Today's MLK holiday is for all of us, not just blacks.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most powerful and effective activist of the 20th century, and work toward his dream continues today.
It is hard to believe that this holiday was ever controversial. Remember how long it took the honkie boneheads in the Arizona legislature to recognize MLK day? Far too long, sparking the famous Public Enemy rap, 'By the time I get to Arizona,' and securing Arizona's bad rep as the 'Mississippi of the west.'
As King said, 'Freedom is never given by the oppressors, it must be demanded by the oppressed!' So true, then and now.
At a time where extreme out-of-control Bush police-state federalism threatens freedoms for all Americans, we must all fight the oppressors from Washington DC.
I have to wonder how King would be viewed today by America's 'conservative' (truly radical) government. Very likely BushCheney, Inc. would brand him a 'terrorist' if he was around today. Just like he was then by the feds, who dogged him with spying.
MLK's legacy lives on, but his work is not done.
We can and should honor life and King by ending Bush's disasterous Iraq war now.