Monday, January 17, 2005

The Wisdom Of Doctor King.

Dr. Martin Luther King's words ring just as true today as they did so many years ago. Dr. King said something, a year to the day before he died, describing the Civil Rights movement, that rings just as true today in the United States, as well as in Iraq.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”

And what might have Dr. King thought of the Bush Administration? Judge for yourself.

“True compassion is more than just flinging a coin to a beggar. It is not hap-hazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars need restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation they will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of those countries and say THIS IS NOT JUST. They will look at our alliance with the land of Gentry with Latin America and say THIS IS NOT JUST. The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them IS NOT JUST. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the World Order and say of war this way of settling differences IS NOT JUST. 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 veins of people 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.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, April 4th, 1967.


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