Servant of the Secret Fire

Random thoughts on books and life in the reality-based community

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The name I've chosen comes from "Lord of the Rings," when Gandalf faces down the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. My Hebrew name is Esther (which is related to the word for "hidden" or "secret") Serafina (which means "burning"). This seems appropriate because although I don't usually put myself forward, I do care very passionately about a lot of things. Maybe through these blogs I can share some of these passions, as well as less weighty ideas and opinions, with others.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Farewell to Coretta Scott King

Like the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Era is receding into history, and its lessons are in danger of being forgotten. We are reminded of this by the continuing efforts in the Southern states to disenfranchise African-American voters, the winking at such efforts by the Justice Dept. in defiance of their career prosecutors’ recommendations, and the poverty exposed in the wake of the inept response to Hurricane Katrina.

Mrs. King and Rosa Parks are both gone, but their legacy, along with that of Dr. King and the other participants in the events of that pivotal time, must not be forgotten or allowed to be undone.


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