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Martin Luther King Quotes

We happened by the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco this weekend, visited the Zeum, which was cool, and caught the Wallace and Gromit movie, which rocked, and also checked out this cool monument to Martin Luther King, and brought back some good words that seem to apply to the present day:

Liberal Creed? Neighborhood?  Brotherhood!

The first, I think, is apropos to those of us working through the Internet, for some combination of fortune and human advancement:

Through our scientific genius, we have
made this world a neighborhood: now
through our moral and spiritual development
we must make of it a brotherhood. In a real
sense, we must learn to live together as
brothers, or we will perish together as
fools.

The second, I believe, is the “message” that Democrats should bring to the national debate.

I have the audacity to believe that people
everywhere can have three meals a day
for their bodies, education and culture
for their minds, and dignity, equality, and
freedom for their spirits. I believe that what
self-centered men have torn down men
other-centered can build up.

And with that, I turn my attention to the systems that I am building this week and next. One of the advantages of my current job is that my employer provides IT services for drug testing, so the thought that these systems may in some way help humanity to cure diseases helps motivate. Still, it is nice to start the workday off with some intellectual distraction.

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