January 15, 2008

Blessed Earth Strong, MLK

Our world lost a visionary leader when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assasinated. His words are as true today, as when he first spoke them.

"Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war."

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

"I criticize America because I love her. I want her to stand as a moral example to the world."

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing that it seeks to destroy."

" 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 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."

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