“All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find it was vanity :
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act on their dreams with open eyes,
to make them possible.”
— T. E. Lawrence – Seven Pillars of Wisdom : A Triumph
Thought of the day :
On this day fifty years ago, a dreamer of the day announced to a crowd of 250,000 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. :
“ I have a dream!”
“From every mountainside, let freedom ring!”
We remember his famous speech. The crowd shouted “Dream on! Dream on!”. Indeed Dr. King asked them to yell so it could be heard the world over. Two years later the Voting Rights Act was passed. Forty five years later they have their first black President.
Nobody says it has been easy. To make things possible there are always mountains to climb. But one step at a time, that dream comes a little closer.
In Hong Kong there is a dream.
In echoing the famous words of Dr. King “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence”, Occupy Central with Love and Peace proposed a civil disobedience protest that would take place in July 2014 in pursuit of universal suffrage. Be not afraid, the isle is full of noises. Let’s take comfort in knowing, on this 50th anniversary, ‘the race riot that never was in Washington’ which provoked suspicion, anxiety and fears has had a historic and remarkable outcome.
Dream on! Dream on!