I Have a Dream: The People’s Video

Every year at this time I try to include a post about a man who I am so proud to say shares the same birthday as myself (15th January) the great and never to be forgotten Dr Martin Luther King Junior.

This year I have been fortunate to come across a video that has a superb version of part of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech. It can be seen below and should be seen by as many people as possible. Sadly, it has been seen only 583 times at the time of writing. If it were a video about a fluffy kitten chasing a ball of wool it might have over 1 million hits by now! I sometimes wonder about the values of our society and the things that YouTube success tells us about ourselves and our priorities.

I do know that, if it is listened to, this speech is one of the greatest pieces of oratory that has ever graced any meeting or platform in history. It is about the power of a dream and a vision of the future that is free of bigotry and persecution. Sadly, many years since Dr King’s assassination we still see so many of the bad things that he talks about in our world. But at least it is good to know that there are people out there who still listen to his words and share his world vision.

I have called it “The People’s Video” because it is his words shared by so many different people with different ages, races, religions and personalities, all of whom share a  beautiful vision of a world fit to live in for all.

Here then is the video, I am sure you will find it moving if you give it a chance: