Martin Luther King and the Possibility of Change

(Crossposted from our sister blog,

“Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”

I have friends who don’t believe in change.

They insist that no matter how hard we try, no matter what we do, things won’t get better. They tell me “the man” has too much power, and nothing we do can ever make things right. They don’t believe we can overthrow the fossil fuel dinosaurs of oil and coal in order to move forward with renewable green energy. They don’t believe we can stop the bleeding in habitats across our country and across the globe; stop the bleeding and start the healing.

But I know that’s not true. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

Barely two years ago, I saw a black man take the oath of office. Just a few years ago, nobody believed we would see that in our lifetime. And yet, here we are.

We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back.

And though we faced a setback in November with the forces of reaction taking over the House of Representatives, the forces of change, the forces that fight to save the planet and improve the lives of the amazing people that live on her, those forces cannot be stopped.

I have a dream

The change we’ve seen over the past three generations has been incredible…

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