The Outhouse Pays Tribute To MLK's "I Have A Dream" Speech
49 years ago today The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech atop the Nexus of Amalgam Realities. The speech, although not the first of its kind, has held up as the most famous speech calling for equality between normal humans, metas, and mutants. In the nearly 5 decades since King’s speech there have been many attempts by those officially in power, and their puppet overlords, to undermine his message of peaceful flatscan / supe relations; most notably the SHRA, the government sponsored mutant hunters known as X-Factor and Freedom Force, Presidential hit squads sent after American icons such as Superman and Batman, summer “camps” for metas erected in both present day Canada and future day America, and no right-minded person can look back on the joy many people showed the day Genosha was destroyed, followed closely by M-Day, without feeling sick to their stomach.
It is in remembrance of Dr. King and all those we have lost in the struggle for unity and peace that we play highlights from this speech every year. Thank you for your time:
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from alien prison cells. Some of you have come from hidden island queendoms where your quest for companionship left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of sexist indoctrination to the point that you fear finding love because you’ve been taught that to be in a relationship, even with an equal, is akin to losing your own identity. You have been the veterans of editorial meddling, yearly crossovers, dozens of word ending threats, and costumes that leave nothing to the imagination. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is what creates heroes.
Go back to New York, go back to Gotham, go back to Arcadia, go back to Coast City, go back to the slums and ghettos in the shadow of Alchemax, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former mutants and the sons of former Friends of Humanity will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even The Daily Bugle, a wasteland of editorial ignorance, heavy with the weight of fear and supposition, will be transformed into an oasis of truth, justice, and the American way of life.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their fur but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day the state of Arizona, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of hatred and the blood of mutant fetuses, will be transformed into a land where little meta boys and alien girls will be able to join hands with little normal boys and average girls and walk together as sisters and brothers without an electrified fence between them.
I have a dream today.
This will be the day when all of God's children, all of Satan’s spawns & Spawns, and everything in-between will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”
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