Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy MLK Day

A Socionomics Trend-spotting update is coming, but not just yet.

I did want to take a brief moment to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and what he has come to symbolize. Dr. King was the right man, with the right philosophy (non-violent struggle for equality under the law) at the right time (positive mood upswing at Cycle, Supercycle and Grand Super Cycle degrees) to help steer the energies created by the strong positive mood to shift the U.S. towards a stance far more in line with the spirit of "liberty and justice to all."

He was not perfect, nor were the results of the Civil Rights Movement. But it bears remembering just how far we have come. For those, like myself, who were born after Dr. King was shot down in Memphis, or who just want a good reminder, take a moment to read Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" to get the barest flavor of what life was like for American's of African ancestry (and, others "of color" as well) prior to Dr. King's revolution:

Letter From a Birmingham Jail

While it gives us perspective on how far we've come, let's also be mindful of how far we could fall should we experience negative mood with the depth and extended length of time I fear.

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