Monday, January 19, 2015

BBQ

I love reading the behind-the-scenes stories about historical figures. One of the most recent I read was about the man whose legacy we recognize today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

He was often compared with Mahatma Gandhi but King didn't like that comparison because he said their methods were different. King practiced nonviolence but it was not the same as Gandhi's passive resistance.  Once someone was telling King that Ghandi had begun yet another of his seemingly endless fasts to try to achieve his aims.

King listened, then jokingly commented "I guess he's never tasted barbecue."


While not exactly a noble quote with which to remember him, I think it brings out the humanity and humor of the man.

8 comments:

  1. I think it a safe bet that Gandhi never tasted barbeque.

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  2. Both men changed history, pushing the idea of human freedom and dignity. The world needs more men and women of such vision, determination and devotion.

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  3. If you haven't seen Selma I can recommend it. It too shows Martin as a human being although nothing as good as this quote

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  4. Good one! I admire both gentlemen. They were the right people for the right time.

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  5. That is a very nice picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He looks so happy.

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  6. Perfect! It brought a smile to my face.

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  7. Love it! He was right about BBQ...

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