He imagined a man who walked about the country telling everyone he met: “I wish we could all live Martin Luther King’s dream where we didn’t see anyone’s skin color anymore.”
Grandfather imagined the man started attracting the attention of the movers and shakers after awhile.
Investigative reporters dug up things he had said that were “racist.”
Community leaders who were preoccupied with their position said he was “a tool of the establishment.”
Politicians asked him what he proposed to do about it.
College professors asked him if he didn’t know that “multiculturalism” was now widely accepted.
Women “activists” said he was ignoring the problem of “sexism.”
To all of them he would simply say, “I wish we could all live Martin Luther King’s dream where we didn’t see anyone’s skin color anymore.”
No more than that, ever.
Grandfather says he imagined they never did put that man in a box, until he died.
About the Author: RD Blakeslee is an octogenarian from West Virginia who built his net worth by only investing in that which can be enjoyed during acquisition and throughout life, as opposed to papers in a drawer, like stocks and bonds. You can read more about him here.
Original oil painting by: Grandfather’s wife