Martin Luther King Day

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I know it's late, but I wanted to write about it earlier, and someone just made me think of it.

I dislike MLK day.

There are many reasons for this dislike. None of them have to do with race, of course.

Most importantly, I don't think we should have holidays named after individuals. It invites people to just attack the individual, whether it's Lincoln's racism or Columbus' brutality or King's ties to communism. Why not have a Civil Rights Day, where we can celebrate all the various expressions of civil rights, and recognize the struggles of the past to get to where we are, and discuss the distance we've yet to go?

Wouldn't that be more interesting, more productive, and less likely to cause tension?

Also, I don't like that the government takes the day off. I want my mail.

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