Monday, January 17, 2005

MLK Day

"A true revolution of values will lay hand 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 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."

Martin Luther King, Jr., "Beyond Vietnam," Address delivered to the Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam, at Riverside Church, April 4, 1967, New York City

2 comments:

Third Street said...

It is duly noted that you are up, I am up and that you've enlightened me with this wonderful quote.

Depressing too as this country approaches spiritual death...

Happy Birthday MLK and thank you for advocating "a true revolution of values!"
We need you now more than ever.

red eft said...

I hope you're right that we are approaching spiritual death and not already over the line. The spiritual undead.

Was up, by the way. I went back to bed.