A visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial this weekend got me wondering what MLK would make of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, and the general self-centered disconnect of the nation's capital, while the establishment party's on.
Standing there, looking up at him, I thought about what MLK would make of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Would he be supportive? Probably so, if for no other reason than it is about venting frustration. He’d probably understand The Tea Party, too, because he understood vexation with the established order. We, especially baby boomers, and our children, have become woefully well behaved. Whatever happened to outrage? Is our great national energy now relegated to text voting on dance shows, posting an updated “status” on Facebook and standing in line at Starbucks? It feels that way. So, speaking only for myself, I say hooray for protest movements. Enough with complacency.
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