Discover Your Truth Unearth Your Soul
The legacy of Dr King is quite obvious all around us if we only choose to look. We can all eat in any restaurant, go to any school, and dream our dreams just like Martin wanted. It may be harder for us because of the color of our skin but at least we have the option open.
It is not easy to overcome the dream that our parents fed to us. Their parents gave it to them and so on...The ideology of slavery is still deeply rooted within us and without our knowing it we succumb to the same form of mental slavery that our ancestors did. Our ancestors were not only physically captured, it was not only their flesh that was beaten. Their captors built mental prisons to trap theirs charges, they used the bible to force them into a world of obedience.
Today we are obviously not physically locked in slavery. We are not told where to live yet I see many of us living in the worst neighborhoods imaginable, so we can collect our free or almost free rent benefits. Today, we are not restricted as to where we work, yet, many of us work in the jobs that require at the maximum, a high school diploma. We can barely survive on these jobs yet we make no effort to change our lives.
Instead of college we choose welfare as a means to providing a future. The government will provide our food, our shelter, and a couple of bucks in cash. Lets keep having babies and putting them all in the system. Lets keep on feeding the system designed to keep us in slavery. Make no mistake our families will never rise above the poverty line if someone does not choose a degree over a welfare check.
When Martin Luther King Junior dreamed his dream of equality I don't think he foresaw this world. I think the man fought for the rights of his brothers and sisters to make a new life and better themselves. The slavery mentality of subjugation is still deeply embedded in our minds. Every time you seek that free benefit instead of earning your own, your tipping your hat to the master. Keep on destroying our families and communities with this mental disease of slavery and we may never live up to the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.