MLK, God, and Chocolate
Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It was nice to have a three day weekend and reflect on peace and justice. At a New Orleans MLK event, Mayor Nagin delivered a controversial speech that led me to question if he is getting enough sleep. Among other things, he said that "Surely God is mad at America, he's sending hurricane after hurricane after hurricane and it's destroying and putting stress on this country. Surely he's not approving of us being in Iraq under false pretense. " He later added "This city will be chocolate at the end of the day ... This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be." I personally don't know if God sent the hurricane, or if he did why he did it. I'm against the war in Iraq, but I don't see any connection to weather. I liked living in New Orleans, a city that was 68% African American before the hurricane. But I am not a big fan of chocolate, and and there we so many fat people in New Orleans, that perhaps we had too much chocolate. Carob is a good healthy subsistute for chocolate. Maybe God wants us to be a carob city.