FOUR ICONIC FIGURES FOREVER

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.”—Martin Luther King Jr.

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. FDR

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. M.K. Gandhi

For what shall it suffer a man if he gains the whole world but suffers the loss of his soul?—Jesus Christ, in Matthew 16:26

 

These four iconic figures in world history have gone above and beyond anything any of us could have or conceivably will ever accomplish but we can use them as our models. I cannot place my name anywhere among them but I can speak of them as my friends, as their words ring out the truth to this day and far beyond. I can only dream as Martin Luther King Jr did; I can only take hope from FDR, who, literally, stood on steel legs while giving confidence to men who, under his leadership, saved our country from becoming a dictatorship;  I can only take heart from Mohandas Gandhi, who gives us hope to this day, through his actions of non-violent protest that Martin Luther King Jr., took heart from and used as a template for his later civil rights marches and protests; and, of course Jesus Christ, whether you believe He was (is) just a man or God incarnate, I can take heart from what He has done for myself personally, as well as leaving us, mankind, the holy spirit to comfort us until He returns, something that could conceivably happen quite soon. Peace be upon us all.

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