45 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech that moved a nation, and the world. Today, many are hoping Barack Obama is the answer to that dream. I do hope so!
After so many years of right-wing conservative ideology that has reduced the world to a dog-eat-dog mentality (hearing that feelings of despair and inferiority are unequally distributed does not move conservatives), the world needs to believe again. To believe in dreams again… To believe in, Yes We Can!
Some say, conservatives are people of convictions. I say, people of fixed convictions do not count when it comes to determining what is fundamental in values and lack of values. ‘People of fixed convictions are prisoners of their convictions’. The best thing for a person to do is to hold all of his/her beliefs lightly and to reject them whenever they begin to appear as errors. i.e. “Human truths evolve like the correlative phenomena of nature, they have their birth, growth and decline.”
The world needs to change by going in a new direction…
People’s values are shaped by the cultures they live in; as society changes we need changed values.