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21 January 2008

Martin Luther King quotes

Today we honor Martin Luther King. He's probably most famous for his "I Have a Dream" speech, but here are some quotes from other speeches he made that are also still applicable today:
This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
I am disappointed with our failure to deal positively and forthrightly with the triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism. We are presently moving down a dead-end road that can lead to national disaster. America has strayed to the far country of racism and militarism.
Dr. King is best remembered for his fight against racism but he was also just as involved in the fights against the war (Vietnam then) and against poverty and economic disadvantage.

[UPDATE]: I see that MSNBC has an article up titled "Tributes to MLK tend to ignore his complexity".

  • On 1/22/2008 1:46 PM, Blogger Jen of A2eatwrite said…

    Boy, that comment would certainly fit our country today. And the Iraq war. Also, thanks SO much for your advice on what I e-mailed you about. I'm behind on everything, as usual. The advice is making its way where it's needed. Namaste.


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