Saturday, April 4, 2009


“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.”--Martin Luther King, jr.

From time to time we honor someone we consider worthy of it here on STSTT. Usually this is done on the anniversary of the subject's birth. Today, though, we are celebrating a true worthy on the anniversary of his death. I particularly remember the moment the news of his assassination broke, as a group of us were gathered in Bob Durr's home for our weekly chess round robin. The television was on in the background, perhaps a ploy by Bob to distract his opponent. The news alert stunned the assemblage into first, silence, then outrage. How could it be that Americans could die in such unseemly manner in America? The memory of the loss of our president by deliberate gunfire was still fresh in the consciousness of the country; and now this.
So, though there has been established a national holiday in his honor, we note this patriot and man of God on the forty-first anniversary of his passing.

Gentleman, Orator, Human Rights Champion, Nobelist
Martin Luther King, jr January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 RIP

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