Friday, April 04, 2003

"...Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride..."
(Pride in the Name of Love. 1984, by U2, from The Unforgettable Fire)

Well, it wasn't early morning, it was about 6:00pm, but 35 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on the balcony of his Memphis hotel room. The shooter was later identified as James Earl Ray. Let's take time to think of Dr. King's non violent approach to difficult situations, even while we still support our President, and the path he follows in this Most Difficult Situation in Iraq.