I just ran across on HBO West the movie Amazing Grace, which I went to see at the theater a couple years back. The scenes of the British Parliament being thrown into uproar over Wilberforceâ€™s speaking against the slave trade are reminders of how empires throughout history constantly appeal to the idea of â€œtake it slowâ€ in hopes of passing on the â€œdemise of the economyâ€ they claim it will hasten, to some future generation, or perhaps until their political comrades can gain a stronger foothold so that they might sweep the opposition under the rug. Isnâ€™t this always the way? One voice suggested that if England got out of the trade, that the French would just step in and take up the slack, and â€œwho then would fill the Kingâ€™s coffers?â€ Of course, this scene and these very rationalizations were played out in the United States. And â€œtake it slowâ€ and â€œnow is not the timeâ€ was heard constantly by MLK as he sought to organize a community to bring to light the need for change.