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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:21 PM

I find myself thinking about this MLK quote more and more these days.

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.


After a week of seeing people act positively giddy after taking an action that could ultimately leave millions of Americans in mortal danger, watching our nation's commitment to human rights weakened, and seeing continued and sustained acts of discrimination and bigotry (which in some cases are done through official actions), I'm not sure I can hold out much longer.

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Reply I find myself thinking about this MLK quote more and more these days. (Original post)
Bleacher Creature May 2017 OP
GP6971 May 2017 #1
rurallib May 2017 #2
Phoenix61 May 2017 #3
Shandris May 2017 #4
Bleacher Creature May 2017 #5

Response to Bleacher Creature (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:29 PM

1. You're not alone, believe me.

I wake up every morning hoping for some good news, But no chance so far. Their behavior is beyond disgusting.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:35 PM

2. several times a day I think of his 'arc of a moral universe' quote

The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, But It Bends Toward Justice

Wish it could be shown daily, but there appears to be a fits and starts quality to it.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:36 PM

3. I refuse to expend the energy to hate them

Much rather spend it opposing them. I do, however, keep waiting for the Twightlight Zone music to start playing.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:05 PM

4. You can, and you should.

 

You don't practice non-hate because they don't deserve to be hated. You practice non-hatred because YOU deserve peace.

There have always been evil people, and yes, there always will be evil people. Sometimes they hide, sometimes they're quiet, sometimes they're sneaky...but they're always there. Nothing has changed this week except your perspective, which became aware that there were a lot more enemies out there than you were aware of. We'll get through it together though, so try to keep your peace of mind as best as you can, and if they come for you...don't go alone.

No matter HOW they come for you.

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Response to Shandris (Reply #4)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:14 PM

5. Thanks! That was perfect. nt

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