Thoughts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration
Dr. Cornel West articulately raises concerns about Obama posturing on Martin Luther King, Jr. today. King was adamantly anti-war; Obama has increased war efforts primarily through the drone program in numerous countries that haven’t done a thing to the U.S. Dr. West also raises concerns of the prison-industrial complex; Obama, even after using illegal drugs himself, has continued to throw thousands of individuals into prison. Obama has also deported more people out of the country in his first term than George W. Bush did in two terms.
Of course, virtually nothing would be different if it was Mitt Romney being sworn in today. Both Romney and Obama want the president to be able to mold society through executive orders, bomb other countries without congressional approval, and ignore the Constitution if it ever gets in the president’s way. Not a lick of difference between the two.
Today, let us think of true peace. Not bestowed on us from a government or a leader, but born in our own hearts and daily interactions with fellow human beings. Reform yourself before you expect others to change.