I been over the mountain top, and I've seen the Promise Land
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Martin Luther King's: "support of abortion" put his life in danger, and almost cost him his life. see, "Martin Luther King's support of Plan Parenthood: a synopsis"
But the practice of "Non-violence" and "the philosphy of revolution" helped forge a discipline in African people who were convinced that "courage" came at "the end of a rope" or the "barrel of gun".
In a time when Black taxes dollars reserved you a "seat in the back in the bus", and second class civils rights under the Constitution; not in the Constitution.
I must remind myself, at one time, I also was ensared by "The Negro Project". You couldn't keep my drawls on, and was up to my balls in unprotective sex. I remember, a female friend of mine informed me she was pregant, with my child.
`Oh how I lamented. . ., and cried to my mother about "how Dreka was pregnant, and "wooses' mee...".
We, Me and Dreka, talked about are course of action. While she laid up against me, at the homegirl's house; stomack and all. I felt a "crushing feeling' " in my own abdomen. I told her, "I would get a job, to get her the money". Needless to say, she was never was pregnant, it was all a farse! One of the sistah's put me up on it'! And we still " 'kicked it " and had unprotected sex after this.
I was insane, and didn't know it.
I was willing to get a "job" just to give the sistah some money to have an "abortion"! And only if that was my last time visiting this scenario... Years passed, from my youth, but my vow of shame, incomprehensible demoralization had continually whipped throughout my life like a tornado.
"Finding myself" had now ended me up in the birth control clinic thinking "I" had made the "best decision" for my unborn baby; in my "best thinking" this is all I could come up with.
And that feeling I had in my stomach was shame. I know that today. And I'm grateful that I can remember, to remember what it was like, and that's a blessing from GOD
Dr. King once wrote:
"Nonviolence had tremendous psychological importance to the Negro. He had to win and to vindicate his dignity in order to merit and enjoy his "self-esteem".
He had to let white men know that the picture of him as a
- "clown" -
- and believing in his own inferiority- was a stereotype with no validity. This method was grasped by the Negro masses because it embodied the
- "dignity of struggle",
- of "moral conviction"
- and "self-sacrifice".The Negro was able to face his "adversary", to concede to him a physical advantage and to defeat him because the superior force of the oppressor had become powerless.
To measure what this meant to the Negro may not be easy. But I am convinced that the courage and discipline with which Negro thousands accepted nonviolence healed the interanal wounds of Negro millions who did not themselves march in the streets or sit in the jails of the South. One need not participate directly in order to be involved. For negroes all over this nation, to identify with the movement, to have pride in those who were the principals, and to give moral, financial or spiritual support, wre to restore to them some the pride and honor which had been stripped from them over the centuries". (King, pg.40)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Why We Can't Wait"
I ain't perfect, I live my life one day at a time; along spriritual lines, just for today; one day at a time, GOD willing. I will remember Dr. King, for providing a blue print, for "un-armed struggle". A practical; working revolution that brings together people who want change. I also will remember, that Dr. King, was a man, who was fallible. He stood for equailty, and this cost him his life. I can only pray that my shortcoming's can surmount to the degree that Dr. King and other's were able to face. If risking my life means righteousness, then only GOD can judge me now.
1 Peter 5
1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary - "the devil", as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.
Peace be upon you
Martin Luther King's support of Plan Parenthood: a synopsis
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