Monday, January 18, 2021

MONDAY MOOD


What an intresting time and climate this Martin Luther King Jr Day finds us in. Some images of the talented photographer Gordon Parks. And what have we learned since his fateful end?


Over the last two weeks, I take the current climate in, not only did we have issues with the color of skin, and sexual orientations... but now it seems a divide like no other in politics and other areas. It seems the country is far greater in differences, then we have in common. My favorite quotes of King's in the last one. And is so true. If this country doesn't stop the hate on many issues and levels and live and work together. We' doomed. And will die fools. 

36 comments:

  1. Great post, lots of work to do as a society

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  2. Let's hope that a new period will begin on next January 20th!

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    1. This is the main hope....but I have such little faith left.

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    2. you have little faith because the American people are divided, perhaps as they have never been. And for this there are many conflicts!

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    3. I do believe you are correct.

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  3. We need to listen to MLK now more than ever.

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  4. The future is here.

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  5. wonderful photographs. I wonder what martin would say about january 6.

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    1. He'd be brave....but he and many like him would I'm sure not recognize this country.

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  6. I've always been proud to say my
    Father hired the first black executive
    (and the first woman also) in their
    very large company.
    take care, xoxo :-)

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  7. Today is supposed to be a day for all of us to reflect on what it is we expect this country to be/do. To flourish, we must learn to overcome injustice past and present. I hope we have the collective strength.

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    1. I only hope too. I need to learn to get back to many main passion....animals.

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  8. King was assassinated because he spoke the truth.
    North America has not changed much in its basic makeup since he was killed. The progress that has been made has been an uphill battle.
    The racist, sexist, reactionary bigots who killed King still live in the MAGAts of today.

    XOXO

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    1. Yep...and when it comes around again and again...it seems to be even more vile.

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  9. Even now we still judge people by the way they look and the colour of their skins; we're running out of time for change

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    1. That might be the best comment and truth I've heard. Your right. How many times do we have to go through this and move on from it with lesson learned. We all all people. Period.

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  10. Nothing but NOTHING will extinguish MLK's flame. If Tr*mpelthinskin couldn't do it then NO ONE can! [Thank Heavens!]

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    1. I agree with you...but still think tr*mpelthinskin has done to much irreparable damage.

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  11. What a great post! And the photographs!!

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  12. What a great man. And the likes of which we, I suspect, will never see the likes of again. Some great images. We saw several years ago I great exhibit of Gordan Parks works. He really captured some great moments.

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  13. 52 years and here we are. Excellent post. And you saving the best quote for last. What a great man.

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  14. Cap Chasen1/18/2021

    Im an old fart and can still remember him speaking and would be in awe, that someone gets it. I can remember seeing him on Meet the Press. Wow, it's amazing how Dr. King would shut haters and non believers down with his intellect. I love it! You could extract about 30 historical quotes from one King interview. It was a privilege to watch! And your right...this name calling, violence and wanting death to people we oppose is not what he was about, and if that's what people want, then they don't understand Martin Luther King at all.

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    1. I was out for blood some days...and still am...but your right. When my anger gets the best of me and I get terrible thoughts or later, regret saying terrible things, I must remember the likes of Martin Luther and Maya Angelou. They were so wise. Hate and death threats make me just as bad as the enemy. But they make it so easy.

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  15. I love your selection of picture today. King has always pointed toward unity of all men. Civil rights was merely first on King's long list of injustices to end. Racism, Materialism, and Militarism oppress people of all nations, and until we end them and put human life before concepts, we will continue to live in violence and discord. King led civil rights, and was a voice for blacks, but he's not just a civil rights leader or a black leader, he is far beyond that.

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  16. Courageous genius. Wish there were more icons willing to die for what they believe in. We need this kind of integrity in today's world. On a side note, did you by chance see the Bidens worked in Philly today at a local food bank? Could you have seen the trump lifting boxes?

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  17. I have been wondering if all was ok.

    What a brilliant man, Dr. King was.

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    1. There has been much going on. But thanks for the thought of me.

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  18. Brilliant post and so appropriate for the day. Couldn’t agree with you more. Ever so much more important thereby that we hold on to that dream and work as hard as we can to make it happen!

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    1. I can't seem to bounce back and fight after that election and the continuing news...and politics in general. If you have spare energy and fight ...lend me some.

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  19. Well done, dear one. I'm tired of hate that occurs on so many levels.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Me too. I feel like Elizabeth Lane..im tired of hate...tired of violence, Im tired of fighting, Im tired of stupid people.in short...Im just tired.

      But thank you dear.

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    2. Elizabeth Lane spoke for me, too.

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  20. A true man of peace and peaceful action. In the face of adversity he continued the fight. I also like the last quote as weekly as his I have a dream speech.

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  21. Very good post. Pat yourself on the back.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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