Hagar’s Memphis

I saw the play Memphis this weekend.  I highly recommend it for its music, dancing, humor and story.  It pleased and saddened me at the same time.

Taking place in Memphis in the 1950’s the story was about the line between Whites and Blacks.  It saddened me to recall how abominably we have treated the African Americans.  It is hard for me to understand how a human being can really think that another human being is so much lesser than.  Saddens me more to know that prejudice still exists.

Cavemen needed to think in terms of “us” and “them”.  It was necessary for survival.  But aren’t we smarter than that now?  Really, our survival necessitates that we become “we”.

On my office door, I have a Hagar the Horrible cartoon.  Hagar says, “Any day now, all the world’s leaders are going to meet over coffee and agree to just get along.”  Our legislators would be a good place to start.

This Christmas season, lets share Hagar’s and Martin Luther King’s dream.

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