Realisation of a dream?

On the eve of Barack Obama's Inauguration as President of the United States of America and, coincidentally, on Martin Luther King Jnr Day I have reviewed the words of MLK and cannot find any more relevant words to summarise how momentous Obama's Inauguration is.

Tuesday 20 January 2009 will go down in history as a defining moment in American history when a new era commenced and old chapters were closed.

Whilst a lot of work still needs to be done to fully realise MLK's dream, the Inauguration of Obama proves to me that some dreams do partially come true when you recall Martin Luther King's comment that;

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'

The battle ahead is to ensure that everyone enjoys true equality including minorities such as lesbian, gay and bisexual people who still experience marginalisation and blatant discrimination across the USA in 2009, 45 years after MLK's "I have a dream" speech

Monday 19 January 2009