To the editor:

“There are many ways to say I love you. There are many ways to say I care about you...” — Mr Rogers.

One way I have chosen is to put up a rainbow flag and a Black Lives Matter sign at my house to show that I will try to work to build what Martin Luther King called the Beloved Community: his prescription for a healthy society as explained by The King Center:

“Dr. King’s Beloved Community is a global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood.”

I simply want to lend my one person’s strength to the effort to help bend, as Dr. King said, “the long arc of history towards justice.”

Mary Timberlake

Eaton 

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(6) comments

Gregory Wallace

Mary, so you feel good about yourself because you support a Marxist organization whose founder describes herself as "A trained Marxist" Does that make you feel good now? Be honest if you can. BLM has little to do with Black lives being improved or protected in any way. It has sucked a lot of white folks in who have a sense of misplaced guilt. I don't have any and I don't hate anyone. These are the same people who rioted and set fire to the church in D.C. that Martin Luther King spoke in.

Get a clue please.

Denis

Wow, GW seems to be off the rails with his hypocrisy and narrow-minded views! And he doesn’t hate anyone? Whew!

RetVet

What hypocrisy? He disagrees. That's not hypocrisy, that's a different point of view. And that isn't racist either. Stop projecting...

Gregory Wallace

So then Denny shall we put down as being O.K. with burning the church that Dr King spoke in and Marxist are just great with you?

Denis

Ms Timberlake, I applaud your very powerful and kind words. What a beautiful world this would be if every human being openly shared this view (as my family does in Maine). Thank you.

RetVet

And by all means, do what you feel to do. However, the BLM organization is an overtly anti-American, Marxist organization. All you need to do is a web search to find this information. Their agenda is far from what Martin Luther King was asking us to do. Just thought you should be aware of the organization you are hitching your wagon to... Then again, maybe you support a Marxist approach to government and are okay with ceding Constitutional rights to the State and giving up your freedoms and God giving rights.

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