Since this is celebrated as Martin Luther King Day across the U. S. I thought I would put my own hydrogen car spin on this special day. It starts out with Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. And my apologies upfront to the late Dr. King, his family and the American people for butchering this beautiful speech to adapt it to a sense of energy independence and environmental freedom for this country.
I have a dream. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former oil company executives, electric car enthusiasts and hydrogen car pioneers will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the United States, sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression from Big Oil, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice for alternative fuel vehicles and Energy companies that supply that fuel.
I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by staying inside the status quo but by how far they can reach outside the box and make it a reality.
This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the hydrogen fueling stations of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty hydrogen cars, buses and airport luggage carriers of New York. Let freedom ring from the hydrogen forklifts of the Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the hydrogen fueling station clusters in California!
Let freedom ring from every hill and hydrogen production center of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when the hydrogen economy happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Others may have a different dream. Anyway, this is my dream. Once again, my apologies to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who created a transformational social structure for this country. And let each of us carry the torch and push for transformational technology that will once again change this country for the betterment of mankind.
Anyway, here is the authentic “I Have a Dream” speech as spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.