Early morning – April 4(Final verse of the song Pride (In the name of love) by U2.)
A shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last
They took your life
They could not take your pride
In case it hasn't dawned on you yet, the man I am referring to is Martin Luther King Jr. - a man who had a dream and who dared to stand up and talk out loud about it in a time when it was not generally embraced by the society he lived in.
A wise man once said that a democracy is a society where free speech does not end in a funeral. Evidently, we're not quite there yet. Close, but not quite there. Sad but true.