Monday, January 16, 2006

today is MLK day. . .

. . . it is a national holiday. . . just like Christmas, Labor Day, and the Fourth of July. . . if you are at work, go home!

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.

—Martin Luther King
Beyond Vietnam—A Time to Break Silence
Delivered April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church, NYC

I urge you to read the whole speech. It’s long, but its timeliness is chilling.

(There's more timely King quoting today on capitoilette.)


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