"It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges..."
All I can say is wow! Today is a National Holiday that recognizes the man who fought for MY equality. Where would we be if this amazing man had not blazed a trail for us? It wasn't even that long ago when things were segregated. My mother tells me stories of her taking the bus as a kid with my grandma, and asking why they couldn't sit in the front. What if Martin Luther King had said that he was too tired, or had no time to put in all the work he did? 2010 is all about conjuring your inner MLK, who knows what could happen? You never know until you get off your ass and try.
Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like to live through the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's. Everyone was so united, fighting for a common goal. Now it seems that everyone is so complacent, we have no real purpose in life. Let me tell you something though, it would have been on if a motherfucker would have sprayed me down with a water hose, or let some dogs loose on me. Tryna racism me, I don't think so! Wettin' up my good clothes and shit, awww hell no! No bullshit though, I would have kinda gotten life from the "Whites Only" signs though (kidding...kinda).
I'm hoping that everyone enjoys their holiday off, and make sure you slap a white person today (even if you are white). It's just only right. It's the only way to get back at their ancestors...lol. Sorry for only blogging once last week, I was busy! I received tons of hate mail for not updating. Hate mail is so over, especially the kind where you cut and paste the different sized letters onto another sheet of paper all the while wearing gloves! We should start to send more hate letters, it's more personal than calling...
My weekend kicked off on last Monday when I met my peeps out ,we finished the night off at Steve's Bar Room for the weekly Hipster Overkill party. Big ups to my girl Eve and D.J. Dimitris, thanks for the shots! The music was killer, and the vibe was amazing.