Monday, January 21, 2013

Obama Practical, King Visionary

It's ironic the first black American President was inaugurated on Dr. Martin Luther King Day.  They stand in contrast to one another.

1.  Dr. King was visionary, President Obama practical. 
2.  Dr. King called for an end to poverty. President Obama grew the number under poverty in his first term.
3.  Dr. King was the victim of domestic spying.  President Obama grew America's spy complex, giving it more power to spy upon and detain U.S. citizens without a warrant.
4.  Dr. King was the victim of assassination.  President Obama grew America's international practice of summary execution by drone fired missiles.
Dr. Martin Luther King used the power of vision, persuasion and oratory to envision a better America.  The beneficiary of King's vision has been practical, incremental, and frequently absent from stage.  President Obama is no MLK.