O.k.,this is the part in which we remember Dr. King and his message of civil rights and social and economic justice, and start to take it world-wide. Or, also, in a sense, closer to home. It has to do with how our desire here in the west, and particularly in the U.S., for the coolest, cleanest, and (relatively) cheap products connects us to the suffering and injustices in the rest of the world, at least from my tendency-to-see-things-as-a-buddhist point of view.
In particular, Shenzhen, China. Where most of this stuff is made.
Happy remembering MLK day, y’all. In his spirit, to truly honor Dr, King and what he was fighting for, we’re not going to reminisce about the glories of the fight of the past, but instead, we’re gonna bring it into the here and now and get a bit political with some current social & economic justice. In the U.S. with our own social & economic justice movements in the Occupy Movement, but also world wide. More on that later.