I’m trying to understand the uproar over something here…. Here’s the quote:
“Said Clinton, “Dr King’s dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when he was able to get through Congress something that President Kennedy was hopeful to do, the president before had not even tried, but it took a president to get it done.”
“That dream became a reality, the power of that dream became real in people’s lives, because we had a president who said ‘we’re going to do it,’ and actually got it done.”
Exactly how does acknowledging that it took great additional effort to move Dr. King’s dream forward negate the value of either that dream, or it’s dreamer? I don’t see the “insult” here…. that it took time, effort and the work of others, as well as Dr. King’s dream, to help start to see it come to fruition says nothing other than showing the hugeness of the dream itself and the bell-change in society that it necessitated. How the heck did that get twisted into an insult? Dr. King’s work was hugely important, but he certainly didn’t achieve what has been achieved single-handedly… he started it in motion, but it did take others to move it forward as well…. hardly an insult, simply a statement on the size and import of the goal.