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Sun Nov 8, 2015, 08:09 PM

29. Respectfully agree & disagree.

It depends, I believe, in how one dreams. There is a huge difference, for example, between the common human feature in which people are “asleep” in the sense that they are not conscious of their humanity. But there is also the dreaming of a prophet such as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who gave a fairly famous speech known popularly as, “I Have a Dream.”

Now, one thing that I am fully confident that we can agree upon -- you and I -- is that King’s dream was not futile. It wasn’t a waste of time -- his or ours‘. It was an essential part of his campaign for human dignity, and more, it was beautiful. And it nurtured the better parts of America ……dare I suggest, a part of the American dream?

I dream a great deal, and am proud of it. Also, other than possibly those fully employed in social-political activism, I’ good with comparing notes ….histories, education formal and otherwise, and successes, with anyone in North America. I’m not saying better, or more valuable. Just that I’m okay on that.

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