US President Barack Obama spoke in Washington DC on 29th August 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's leading a "March on Washington", wherein he delivered his famous "dream" speech. Speaking on the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington yesterday, the US president declared that the "great unfinished business" of the civil rights era was still providing economic equality and opportunity to all Americans. As is his wont, Obama waxed lyrical when reciting his scriptwriters' words: "Because they marched, America became more free and more fair - not just for African Americans, but for women and Latinos, Asians and Native Americans; for Catholics, Jews, and Muslims; for gays, for Americans with a disability. America changed for you and for me. And the entire world drew strength from that example, whether the young people who watched from the other side of an Iron Curtain and would eventually tear down that wall, or the young people inside South Africa who would eventually end the scourge of apartheid..." See this report from the Indian English language newspaper "The Statesman": "Obama commemorates King's 'dream' speech". So the "young people" (note the necessary adulation of "the young") of the Soviet Union were so inspired by King's 1963 speech that eventually, namely some 28 years later, they tore down the Iron Curtain? Does that mean Obama believes that 50 years ago the plight of black Americans was similar to that which Soviet citizens endured; that the absence of basic human rights for many black Americans, the endemic racism in many US states, be it open or barely concealed, was paralleled by a similar denial of basic human rights in the USSR? Strange that, for I seem to remember that in 1963 Soviet citizens - especially young ones - were cock-a-hoop over Gagarin's 1961 orbiting of the earth and the USSR's achievements in the "space race", which contest at that time had only one runner: the Evil Empire. And mention of "The Evil Empire" brings to mind that up to Obama's oration on the 29th August of this year, the official line in the West was that Ronald Reagan brought down the Soviet Union, which is utter nonsense of course, because any Briton will tell you that Margaret Thatcher did that. However, it now seems that as regards the downfall of the USSR, Obama (or his scriptwriters) think that the die was cast by Dr. King in 1963. Funny that, because in 1963, whenever it was pointed out to Soviet citizens that USA society was far superior to that of the USSR, the response amongst many Soviet citizens - including, no doubt, many young ones - was very often: А у вас негров линчуют! (But you lynch Negroes!) This was the punch-line of a spate of Soviet jokes, one version of which ran as follows: US citizen to Soviet citizen: "How many decades does it take an average Soviet man to earn enough money to buy a Soviet car?" Soviet citizen: "But you lynch Negroes!" However, despite Obama's opinion (or his scriptwriters') that King's 1963 "dream" speech influenced Soviet "young people" to tear down the oppressive state that enslaved them, it seems that Russian citizens are still in bondage. Who shall now truly liberate them and lead them to the shining city on the hill, I wonder; who shall lead them onwards in their final drive to freedom? Signs are that the massed ranks of liberated western sodomists have taken up this challenge.