August 28, 2023

August 28, and the Echos of MLK's "I Have a Dream."

Martin Luther King
On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King (MLK) gave his electrifying "I Have a Dream" speech.  Those with him that day who had seen the written speech, will tell you that the "I Have a Dream" part was not in the written speech they had seen, and that it came out of the heart of MLK, or as we like to say here on, the Mystic Universe.  

What we don't often remember about MLK's words that day, along with the other speakers, are the words about police brutality, lynching, intimidation, beatings, and murders underpinning the American form of apartheid known as "Jim Crow," and which were not limited to the Deep South.  Case in point: as MLK was delivering his speech, two women in their early twenties were stabbed to death in their Manhattan apartment.  Seven months later, George Whitmore Jr. of Wildwood, New Jersey, an African-American drifter with a limited IQ, was picked out of a photo lineup by an assault victim.  It turned out to be a misidentification, but before the case was solved, Brooklyn police beat Whitmore, interrogated him for hours, and finally extracted a false confession to the killings.  The defendant immediately recanted, but he was convicted and put on Death row.  

Eventually, the facts were sorted out, and the real killer imprisoned.  Whitmore was found innocent based on a dozen witnesses who remembered seeing him in New Jersey on the day in question because it was the date of Martin Luther King's speech.  It was all anybody in their circle was talking about that day, because it was a dream they all shared, and still do.  

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today....)

King Cetshwayo
Coincidentally enough, on this day in 1879, King Cetshwayo, the last great ruler of Zululand in South Africa was captured by the British army; subsequently, this would result in England taking countless numbers of artifacts still in the British museum as spoils of the war, not to mention creating wealth for generations to come in mineral rights sent abroad.   

Tiger Woods at 18

On a pleasant note, on this day in 1994, the universal mystic law would have Tiger Woods, at the age of 18, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, which opened golf up to those of us who had seen it as an old white-man's sport.  

~~ Eso Terry 

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