IF ONLY MARTIN LUTHER KING HAD BEEN AN AVID BRIDGE PLAYER.....
( then his famous Lincoln Memorial speech might have gone like this )
" I have a dream that one day this nation of bridge players will rise up and live out the true meaning of friendship and harmony : where people of all levels of ability and temperament can come together as one huge happy family, removing all traces of prejudice and ill feeling that has in recent times blighted this beautiful and exquisite game.
I have a dream that one day, even in such infamous places like the Slaughter House BC, the sons of Bigot-Johnson can sit down at the table with the sons of Percy Pantopod ......and play bridge in a climate of mutual respect and love.
I have a dream that one day every bridge club in the world will be finally set free, from the suffering and sweltering heat of ill-feeling, back-biting and oppression, becoming instead an oasis of equality, camaraderie and fun.
I have a dream that future generations of players will not be judged by who they are, or by how many trophies they have won, but by their overall contribution to the promotion of sportsmanship, and mentoring initiatives, so essential for the game to survive and prosper.
I have this dream today..... "
( Adapted by Dr. Sigmund T. Schukelgruber )