Martin Speaks

Martin Luther King, Jr., responding to the quiet complicity of fair-hearted souls in the face of rampant societal disparities rooted in racial animus, one said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

In the distorted face of our current and renewed rise of antisemitic words and deeds, particularly by public figures, which emboldens more widespread expressions of this ancient and virulent hostility, I, as one who regards with faithful favor the righteousness of liberation from oppression and the God-graced-and-given equality of all persons, condemn as anti-creation all antisemitic thought and emotion, intention and action.

© 2022 PRA

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4 thoughts on “Martin Speaks

  1. Amen, amen, amen, my dear brother Paul. The recent descent into such apparently oblivious attitudes of antisemitism on the part of some of our fellow-Americans and others is so deeply troubling that it’s difficult to come to terms with how it can have happened. Have we at minimum forgotten the roots of WWII’s cataclysm and this country’s eventual decision to sacrifice lives and treasure to help wipe out the scourge of hatred anchored by antisemitism? I wonder today what we think our fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers were doing in that war? Is this a failure of memory as well as a failure of morals and conscience? What insanity has gripped us?


  2. Amen, my dear sister Karen, to your amen and your uber-relevant inquiries.

    I am reminded of a word of Coretta Scott King, who, amidst an interview concerning the Civil Rights Movement, opined that freedom, which is not free, must be championed and won in each and every era. Thus, the benefits of one period of time do not and cannot be transferred automatically to a succeeding day.

    So, it proves, I believe, for nearly every (every?) advance in the human enterprise of love and justice. The trials of a prior time and the lessons learned must be transmitted with intentionality to the next, new generation; lest they be lost (literally and metaphorically) in the translations of present experience that day-to-day existence demands.

    Moreover, George Santayana’s now famous word comes to bear about the necessity of remembering history or being consigned, indeed, condemned to repeat it.

    All of which makes Martin’s challenge all the more germane. When present day mindless repetitions of formerly exposed falsehoods re-appear, it is imperative that people of good will speak up. And, as in all cases of the inequalities of platforms and influence, we must do what we can where we are with what we have. To remain silent is an optionless choice that, nevertheless, when chosen, spells disaster.



  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all that you’ve both said Paul and Karen!! I feel as if the hate ratchets up a notch every day and it’s scary as hell!! I wish I had an answer to what insanity has gripped us!!!

    Love you both!!


  4. My dearest Loretta, you do have an answer to the insanity. We, each and all, do. Let us keep being and doing who it is we are and what it is we do — sharing the light of love and the love of light.

    Do our efforts seem small in the face of the enormity of the darkness that abounds all around us? Yes. Nevertheless, all it takes — all it ever takes — is the tiniest light to dispel that darkness.

    So, my beloved sister, let us, as I’m wont to say: Carry on!



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