The man who gave us, “Can’t we all get along?” is dead. Rodney King, the man whose beating by the Los Angeles police was captured on video tape and the officers’ acquittal sparked three days of riots in May 1992, is dead at age 47. He was found dead in his swimming pool today.
Wise cracks were spawned like “Can’t we all just get a bong?”, and, “I love LA! When I go there I’m treated like a king. Rodney King that is.”, and, “My grandmother looted Federated and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.” However, “Can’t we all get along?” is a rhetorical question that is still valid and pertinent today. And as much grief as Ecurb is given for his religious beliefs his message is the same as Rodney’s, and to give myself a pat on the back because I agree with Ecurb in this instance and have preached the same message, namely, can’t we find something in common and help each other rather than focus on differences?
(Except for Avogardo who ripped me off with Drambuie. May he burn in Hell.)