Martin Luther King was above all a truth teller, the ultimate whistle blower, and we can carry on his legacy by insisting on nothing but the truth and settling for nothing less than the truth. King was far more than a moderate reformer ~ King was a change agent who advanced strong policy changes that went against the grain of the nation’s corporate state, and insisted that “only by structural change can current evils be eliminated, because the roots are in the system rather in man or faulty operations”:
On Martin Luther King Day, I look for the real King, not the white washed image portrayed by the main stream press but instead the deeply concerned revolutionary who knew the real meaning of his Nobel Peace Prize ~ as Paul Street explains in Popular Resistance ; ” Explaining why he had turned against the Vietnam War, King noted that “a burden of responsibility was placed upon me in 1964: I cannot forget that the Nobel Prize for Peace was also a commission ~ a commission to work harder that I had ever worked before for ‘the brotherhood of man.’ This is a calling which takes me beyond national allegiances …to the making of peace” Read full article:
King today would be fulfilling his Nobel Prize commission and be working for the brotherhood of man, not Wall Street and the Corporate State ~ which is why we celebrate him today and this is what we should expect from fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Barack Obama ~ and see little visible evidence of.
Watch this 7 minute video on If Martin Luther King Were Alive Today and reflect on this great man and his message ~
Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate ~ Only love can do that : Martin Luther King Jr
About the Author: Allen L Roland is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web site at AllenRoland.com. He also guest hosts a Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations via email at [email protected].
Allen L Roland, PhD is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a heart centered spiritual consultant, author and lecturer who also shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web site at AllenRoland.com. He also guest hosts Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements as well as private consultations via email at [email protected].
Roland is a twin who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, survived a dysfunctional family, pursued and lived his dreams, including becoming a Navy supersonic carrier pilot, finding himself by fully opening his heart, writing three books, siring four children ~ and is still living his ultimate dream by making a difference from a place of love, celebration and service.
His Ph.D dissertation THE UNIFIED FIELD was chosen by Common Boundary and Noetic Science Institute, in their 1998 national dissertation contest, as one of the top three finalists for combining spirituality and psychology. His ongoing heart centered work as a consultant with veterans with PTSD, is the most satisfying work of his life. Allen’s online newsletter, columns and radio broadcasts are committed to the truth ~ as he sees it ~ for only the truth is revolutionary.