Tuesday, January 22, 2008

If MLK were a runner...

To celebrate this great holiday, a reflection on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

If Martin Luther King had been a runner, I'm pretty sure he would have been like Juma Ikangaa - an eloquent philosopher, all about the distance... endurance... fortitude... And always fighting the label of "second best" (women, of course, perpetually finishing 3rd at "Boston," ("Boston," of course, being a bad metaphor for "social equality") at the time). Except, instead of saying "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare" MLK would have said "The will to win equal rights means nothing without the will to die for your cause. Man up, Ikangaa."

Then again, MLK was all about going on long walks with his friends and just sitting around at the local diner. Sounds pretty lazy to me.

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