Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Martin Luther King, Jr.: "... We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.. "

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"And the leaders of the world today talk eloquently about peace. Every time we drop our bombs in North Vietnam, President Johnson talks eloquently about peace. What is the problem? They are talking about peace as a distant goal, as an end we seek, but one day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. All of this is saying that, in the final analysis, means and ends must cohere because the end is preexistent in the means, and ultimately destructive means cannot bring about constructive ends."
--Martin Luther King, Jr., 'A Christmas Sermon' 24 Dec 1967
It's a crime that we have to endure Dobeliou's coronation festivities on the same week when we should be celebrating and learning from America's greatest apostle of nonviolence.

What would his judgement be about these current dark days? Let's spend Monday really thinking about his legacy, and how far we've deviated from it.

- - true blue liberal

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