Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Allegories for Democrats, August 28th and more.

The New York Post suggests this morning that August 28 is going to be an auspicious day for the Democratic party in that it's not only the last day of the convention but happens to be the 45th Anniversary of the "I have a Dream Speech" by slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The Post opines:

The famous 1963 speech will be on the tip of every tongue during the convention, in which party leaders will decide if they really want to strip the nomination from a man who holds the lead among earned delegates. In the address, King dreams of a day when Americans will no longer be judged by "the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." In so many ways, Barack Obama is a realization of King's dream.
If Democratic leaders choose to award the nomination to Obama, that speech will become a rallying cry for the party.
But if they deny him the nomination because they fear that his brown skin could make it difficult to win white, working-class Democrats in key states, King's speech will become a haunting reminder of what they have wrought.
It will have been twisted by the very keepers of King's dream into the Democrats' nightmare.
In another allegorical twist of fate WataugaWatch laments in a post entitled A Bridge to Far (reminiscent of the old movie) a quote by Governor Mike Easley: "If it goes all the way to Denver, I don't think it would be bad for the party." The author then goes to say:

Spoken like a man who endorsed the woman who apparently intends to restage The Siege of Corinth, with plenty of blood.

And to add my own artistic version to the last line of the Post piece: It will have been twisted by the very keepers of King's dream into the Democrats' nightmare.

Consuming the dream

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That picture is F*d up but true!