Friday, January 19, 2007

War, What is it good for??? Absolutely nothing according to MLK!!!

"On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question, "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right."

"Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as his divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with justice and it seems I can hear God saying to America "you are too arrogant, and if you don't change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I will place it in the hands of a nation that doesn't even know my name. Be still and know that I'm God. Men will beat their swords into plowshafts and their spears into pruning hooks, and nations shall not rise up against nations, neither shall they study war anymore." I don't know about you, I ain't going to study war anymore."
---Both quotes by Dr. King

Pic: "War" by Douglas Ljungkvist to see more of his work please click here

Dr. King gave this speech entitled "Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" at the world famous Riverside Church in New York City April 4, 1967...As soon as this speech was broadcasted across the nation, Dr. King went from being a media darling to being an unpatriotic has-been and iconoclast...He was soon voted according to a AP Gallop Poll as one of the least liked or admired Americans...Even his advisers and closest associates thought he was foolish for officially coming out against the U.S. Government and the war...One year later, April 4, 1968, The Dreamer lay dead on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel...Please listen not just hear what Dr. King is saying...He could have easily been saying this in 2007...Anyone running for President in 2008 as well as the whole U.S. Congress needs to be listening to this on a daily basis...

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