Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr.- Beyond Vietnam

After the video lobotomy from my last post... I need some more enlightened inspiration.

War is still the biggest business in the world. Slavery in its many forms also continues to be a prevalent condition among the human race. Despite the seeming hopelessness of struggling against the endless malevolent forces in the world, its a struggle that will continue on...

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

"A genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.

This call for a world-wide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one's tribe, race, class and nation is in reality a call for an all-embracing and unconditional love for all men.

This oft misunderstood and misinterpreted concept -- so readily dismissed by the Nietzsches of the world as a weak and cowardly force -- has now become an absolute necessity for the survival of man.

When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am speaking of that force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life.

Excerpt: "Beyond Vietnam"

Martin Luther King's Last Speech:

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