hope in inequity

reading some MLK jr today as i think about matching hope with the great inequities i observe around the world... his words are grand but real, & the kind of hope that is fuel...

i am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.

he who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. he who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. and so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. a man can't ride you unless your back is bent. -mlk, jr.