It was 50 years ago that Dr. Martin Luther King spoke that he had a dream. A dream that one day all people would live in harmonious union without fear or prejudice. When Edgar Cayce quoted "Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions" he couldn't be that far off. A Twentieth Century Psychic and Medical Clairvoyant he realized just how relevant our dreams really are. And, it was T.E. Lawrence that wrote that all men dream. But, when Dr. King first uttered his now famous "I have a dream speech" those 50 years ago that dream has remained alive, though it seems it is on life support today. The concept of harmonious union where benevolence, compassion, and humility prevail in actions taken isn't all that complicated.
We all come into this world with a innate gift bestowed by our creator. We are taught from the beginning how the choices we make directly affect us and latter on how it influences others. We are also taught how to interpret what we see, hear, and feel and make decisions on our interpretations. In too many instances through-out history there have always been those whose teachings continue to be self serving. It is this self serving that has brought about all the suffering mankind has endured through the ages. Innocent victims or pawns in play are swept up in a whirlwind of expediency always predicated by violence and terror. Tragedy after tragedy keeps the world on the edge of darkness.
What began 50 years ago remains unfinished. There really hasn't been anyone to pick up the gauntlet that Martin Luther King threw down. In all this time a more savage brutal world has taken over. Race against race, religion pitted against religion, and ethnic groups poised in retaliation have brought the world to it's knees.
In all the years since it seems that our society has inched forward only to be thrown further back. Unflinching individuals thirst for power, control and wealth ruthlessly, with cold malice intent carry out insidious acts on all who stand in their way. With evil intent are poised to push humanity back into the cave of the Neanderthal. All one has to see is look what has happened in that mall in Nairobi, or the civil war in Syria, and the list of atrocities keeps growing every day. Even right here in the United States gun violence and racial prejudice only continues. In the lofty halls of our own government an openly contentious Republican party has been so antagonistic against a President who just happens to be African American. This, even though many may disagree with some of his policies but never the less all indications point to a political party harboring a resentment and showing that we still have a long way to go to close that racial divide.
I too have a dream where the land of the plenty, home of equal opportunity, and where one can walk the streets without fear will some how appear. Where the world around moves away from that edge of darkness and into the light. I have that dream. Could it be that others have that same dream as well? To have a nation not so riddled in hate and terror takes understanding of who we actually are and what it really means to be apart of the brotherhood of all mankind. A dream that must come true.