Happy Birthday. What would you say about the "war" in Iraq, I wonder? Or the minimum wage "battle?" Or these tools who have hijacked your name and message--folks like our President, many other white folks. Interesting how they dilute what you were about by making you an icon, a myth. When you were alive they hated you. But these days over hyping is better than denigrating you, or keeping you a shadowy out-figure like Malcolm. Malcolm in his early years, that is. And what would you say about your bizarre kids, and even Coretta in those last years. No one's perfect, and you loved them, but sometimes I wonder if you didn't think your loss was too much for Coretta's sanity to bear, eh?
Oh well, we can debate later. For now, we'll sing your praises and whisper a prayer.