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The Walls of Jericho Part 1 . . .

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I Have a Dream

On August 28, 1963 . . . a man stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and proclaimed his dream:

“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.”

Forty-five years later . . . the fulfillment of that dream still eludes the nation.

Was this dream hewed from a deranged mind totally out of touch with reality?

Was this dream carved out of an imaginary utopia that only he could see?

Was this dream of a promised nirvana just an ideology, to give false hope to his people, who at that time were shackled by the chains of discrimination?

Some have become disheartened, and dispirited, that the message delivered back then does not apply today.

While others are so disillusioned and disenfranchised that they see no reason to raise their voices in unity, to assail the very political tyranny, which has enslaved them to a life of poverty.

Has the dream truly perished?

In these troubling times of economic turmoil, inadequate educational standards, and American soldiers dying overseas on every front, the demarcation lines are no longer skewed as they once were by the hue of a person’s skin, in as much as by the disparity between the wealthy and the impoverished.

In a nation overflowing with material prosperity, the promissory note pledged by the founding fathers that all Americans would inherit, for some have indeed been a returned check——clearly stamped “insufficient funds.”

Bradley Booth/Freelance Commercial Writer/Author



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  1. This is very well written, I am quite impressed. You definitely have a strong control with words and are quite impressive. You wield words like a samurai wields a sword. Keep up the good work. Good piece, very well written.


    April 12, 2008 at 3:11 pm

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