I have been thinking and reading about Trump, his words and his actions. I have realized that I have been sucked into his nightmare. His nightmare is about Fear. It is about the fear of not being good enough, the fear of losing your power, the fear that other people might be better than you. It is for that reason that Trump tries to push people down, to make them less than they can be.
This day on which we celebrate the life of one of our heroes, Martin Luther King, whose life was dedicated to lifting people up, it is appropriate that we say to Trump, I have no use for your nightmare, because I have a dream. I live in a state where 64% of the population is not White and I say to you Mr. Trump this is not a nightmare; it is an opportunity to be better than we were. California has become the success that we are because we have embraced our diversity, because we believe in our dream that our ”children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” - MLK
Mr. Trump, we invite you to put aside your hate, your racism and your fear filled nightmare and to join our dream that “We hold these truths to be self‐evident, that all men are created equal.” So that together we may be “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty we are Free at last.” – MLK
June 21, 2014