Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution

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Lovepower & happy new year, please take a minute to read & respond to this email. Here are two excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's speech, entitled "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution". Delivered at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., on 31 March 1968. "It is always a rich and rewarding experience to take a brief break from our day-to-day demands and the struggle for freedom and human dignity and discuss the issues involved in that struggle with concerned friends of goodwill all over our nation..." "...I am sure that most of you have read that arresting little story from the pen of Washington Irving entitled "Rip Van Winkle." The one thing that we usually remember about the story is that Rip Van Winkle slept…show more content…
While he was peacefully snoring up in the mountain a revolution was taking place that at points would change the course of history—and Rip knew nothing about it. He was asleep. Yes, he slept through a revolution. And one of the great liabilities of life is that all too many people find themselves living amid a great period of social change, and yet they fail to develop the new attitudes, the new mental responses, that the new situation demands. They end up sleeping through a revolution." Questions: 1. have we all adopted the "new attitudes and mental responses" demanded by the "new situation"? 2. What are the new attitudes and mental responses demanded by our new situation? 3. Is there a new situation? I would like to invite you all to a discussion regarding the current state of political/social/economic affairs in our great country. For a brief explanation of what will be on the table please see the article and 2 video clips below (we will not necessarily be discussing these, but they represent what I see as "the new

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