Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A few words of encouragement to my North Carolina brothers and sisters

In the end, those who fight injustice never lose. Those who fight injustice embody the spirit which makes not only this country, but this world what it should be.

Never give up. Never give in. Never allow yourself to be seduced by the orgy of ego if victorious. And if at any time you lose, never give that loss any more power than it deserves, if any at all. Never allow yourself to succumb to the deceptive warmness of the pool of self-pity, discouragement, and hate.

Remember you have been picked to pave a road so that others can easily walk to where they need to be. Every stony place that makes you stumble causing you to skin your knee, every rock caught in your shoe, and every blister on your foot will be one less obstacle for those who come behind you; those who will walk on the highway paved by your tears, your worry, your work. Take comfort in their ability to reach their destination.

And always remember that they can get to where they are going because you not only pointed out the way, but also led the initial journey and drew up the maps.

Keep those fists up, brothers and sisters.

Good luck in North Carolina, folks. I still say that in spite of it all, you won:

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BJ Jackson Lincoln said...

That was beautiful Alvin.
Good Luck today NC!

Bob said...

Well said...