Wednesday, April 4, 2012

44 YEARS AGO TODAY

44 years ago today Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the loraine motel in memphis Tennessee, Which is where I'm living now. I was very excited all day to go downtown to the loraine motel and visit the memorial/civil rights museum which is now there to pay respects. I will take nothing away from MLK with my short rant of how sad i was when i arrived. Clearly one of the best and most amazing people ever to live, i felt there would be some sort of big memorial at the location. Granted i showed up at 11pm, however i was saddened to arrive to see nobody there besides one republican dickhead who had nothing but bad things to say about the situation and MS. JACKIE who i will explain now. 44 years ago when he was shot ms. jackie was and employee of the hotel and a resident as well. she stayed in the motel for several years after the death of MLK only to be dragged out kicking and screaming to make room for a gentrified upscale art neighborhood, museum and all around disney land that the loraine has become. SHE HAS BEEN LIVING IN A TENT EVER SINCE.. 40 years now living in front of the motel, STANDING staying for what she believes. Being I've only been here for a week i would say MS JACKIE has become the most relevant friend i have in memphis. So to show up today to some drunk republican asshole telling me why she should be there and why the gentrification was a good thing was enraging. ALL I CAN SAY IS RIP MLK. you were an amazing soul and thank you MS JACKIE for staying and fighting for what he believes in.... RIP MLK JR..