Hodiaux en Usono ni celebras la penadojn de Martin Luther King. We don’t have enough political heroes to celebrate in America, unfortunately. We have our founding fathers, a handful of spectacular presidents, and a few civil rights leaders worth commemorating. While it seems to some that our culture has not produced multaj herooj, I say that this lack of noteworthy figures is more a testament to the greatness of those we do recognize. Only a man as great as Martin Luther King, Jr. deserves his own day, to commemorate his lifelong struggle for equality and civil rights.
(hodiaux = today; celebri = to celebrate; penado = effort. Heroo = hero.)
Enough literature has been written about MLK, so I need not offer him my paltry powers in this blog entry. I think I can accurately say, though, that MLK showcased the kind of spirit that the Esperanto movement strives to bring out in people. King fought for a world where all human beings are treated equally, and where the free discourse of ideas is encouraged. Esperanto aims for the same, albeit from a language perspective.
Pripensu MLK-n, kaj memoru lin.
(pripensi = to think about, to ponder; -u = denotes imperative tense. Memori = to remember.)