It’s funny how we increasingly take public holidays for granted, yet Martin Luther King Day seems to get more important to our collective psyche, with every passing year.
Why is that? It’s not because we need more reminding that racism is wrong than we used to or that the USA is more racist than it used to be.
MLK’s message wasn’t about mere “tolerance” or “justice” for one tribe over another, it was about something far larger and important.
It was about how, if we want freedom for ourselves, we cannot deny it to others. A simple idea, but one that many a tyrant went to great lengths to disprove.
Though what happened to MLK is a shameful tragedy of the highest order, I’m grateful to live in a country that continues to learn from his example. God Bless.