News Analysis By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – In the years since his assassination I have been troubled by what I consider to be the co-opting of Dr. King’s message, his essence and his persona. What has troubled me over the years is how Dr. King, the visionary, prophet, and revolutionary’s message, action, and ultimate sacrifice have been hijacked, compromised, and relegated to being those of just a dreamer.
People are comfortable with dreamers. Why? Dreamers are safe. To be a dreamer you must be in a restful state, usually asleep. Dreamers are docile, easy to manipulate, and non-threatening.