Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Suburban Guerrilla has a speech posted; go read it.

In it, King talks about how hard it is to stand up, and all the forces that are ready to stomp out the dissident. He talks about our brothers, the brotherhood of humankind. He talks about those people on that peninsula; he doesn’t name the political entity, eliminating the impulse to categorize those humans as “the enemy.”

He talks about saving the country’s soul, the soul of the people of the United States.

That picture, the people on the balcony pointing to the place they thought the shots came from.

A holiday.