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HISTORY IS LIKE THE WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY

HISTORY IS LIKE THE WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY

The butterfly effect is a scientific theory that a single occurence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever. The butterfly effect serves as a metaphor for life in a chaotic world. Specifically, it suggests that small events can have very large effects. For example: had Dr. Martin Luther King fulfilled his suicide attempts by jumping out of second-story window where would African Americans be today and who would have come along. Martin Luther King Jr. jumped out of a second-story window at age 12. He allegedly attempted suicide after he was traumatized by the death of his grandmother Jennie. That incident was King’s second suicide attempt before the age of 13.

Would Jim Crow still exist. Would we have had civil rights or equal rights. Would we have had a Black president? History in hindsight indicates that some civil rights leaders were in opposition to Dr. King therefore Black life may have been more chaotic.

Dr. King said, "Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted." But many like Malcolm X at the time were not creatively maladjusted. He and others had the inability to react successfully and satisfactory to the environment". The assassination didn't change history history was already set when his suicide attempts failed and 40 years later we achieved a Black president. The failure from both suicide attempts from a window changed the course of history when he dusted himself off and walked away with scratches and hurt feelings.