MLK & the Dream Deferred

Dream Deferred

by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore--
and then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load

Or does it just explode?

January 15, 2001

Bush Marks King Holiday in Texas

"Blacks favored Democrat Al Gore by a 9-to-1 margin in the November election, and by better than a 2-to-1 margin, most blacks believe they will lose influence, rather than gain it, under Bush, according to a Pew Research Center poll this month."¹

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"The friction intensified with Bush's selection of former Sen. John Ashcroft for attorney general."

"Ashcroft opposes affirmative action programs based on racial preferences, and as a Missouri senator voted against expanding hate-crimes laws to make it easier for federal prosecutors to try such cases. Ashcroft also has criticized desegregation lawsuits in Kansas City, Mo., and in St. Louis."

"He helped sink the nomination of Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ronnie White, who is black, to the federal bench, arguing White was not tough enough on crime." Associated Press at Excite News

NOTE: Thursday, January 17 (3 days before Inauguration 2001, the transiting Sun will conjoin the USA's natal Pluto which opposes Bush's natal Saturn. Judge Ronnie White will testify before the Senate Confirmation Committee against John Ashcroft. A disclosure of Ashcroft's racial biases, which you can investigate at ABC News, will further exacerbate the incendiary T-Square (Mars opposite Saturn in square to Mercury/Uranus) in the Bush Inauguration chart.

Inauguration Mars at 16 Scorpio will "return" to its position of August 11, 1999, the fixed grand square Solar Eclipse. That eclipse subsequently initiated a devastating earthquake in Turkey. Saturday, January 13, 2001, the Yucatan experienced a 7.6 quake (epicenter 76 miles offshore). That night, I sat through two minor quakes here in Santa Monica, California (epicenter Northridge, California -- Site of the devastating 1994 earthquake).

The earthquakes are both real and symbolic "expressions" of unstable planetary energies surrounding the first presidential inauguration of the 21st Century.

Mercury's position for the August, 1999 Eclipse was 0 Leo, conjoined to Clinton's arabic part of catastrophe and Monica Lewinsky's natal Sun. Although Clinton had been acquitted of charges surrounding impeachment in February, 1999, he was embroiled in its aftermath and has been feverishly working since to repair his legacy.

This Mercury position opposes the Inauguration Sun (0 Aquarius). Saturn was at 16 Taurus for the August, 1991 Eclipse, thus creating a much tighter opposition to Mars on 1999's eclipse day than we'll witness on Inauguration Day 2001. Since Saturn and Mars' relationship is "looser," I suspect that the Mars square Mercury/Uranus will be much freer to act. Manifestations could come anywhere from Thursday, January 17th up to and through Inauguration Day. Since Saturn's delayed "check and balance" on the two hot heads (Mars and Uranus) won't be as tight a restraining force.

January 9th's Lunar Eclipse (Sun 19 Capricorn/Moon 19 Cancer) will bring closure on the New Moon of January 24, 2001 (Saturn goes direct that day, too). The New Moon is at 4 Aquarius, or in square to Jupiter's position at the August 11, 1999 Eclipse. It will also square Martin Luther King's natal Jupiter and Chiron.

Watch this space. This story is developing rapidly. Patterns begin to take shape. This week commences "Inauguration Watch," as we re entering the Mars-Mercury-Uranus window. Be prepared to stay glued to the news.


¹ See, Clinton's January 15, 2001 address to Congress re Race Relations, ABC News. "Clinton noted that he came of age at the height of the civil-rights struggles of the 1960s and vividly remembers the assassinations of King, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. "Like any American who grew up in that era, my life was shaped by those triumphs and tragedies. And ever since, I have been inspired to join with others to carry on the fight for racial justice," Clinton said."

¹ See, 1999-10-05 Statement by the President on Judge Ronnie White

"By voting down the first African American judge to serve on the Missouri Supreme Court, the Republicans have deprived both the judiciary and the people of Missouri of an excellent, fair, and impartial federal judge." -- William Jefferson Clinton.

See also, October 6, 1999's Congressional Black Caucus Press Release

Visit Western Michigan University's Timeline of USA Civil Rights Movement

January 15, 2001, by Claudia D. Dikinis


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