Remembering MLK

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of an awareness that most people do not remember. In his “It’s a Dark Day in Our Nation” speech, on why he was against the Vietnam War, he called attention to the applause he received in his non-violent response to the violence he met on the sit-ins, marches, and Freedom rides. He pointed out the inconsistency in praising his rejection of resorting to violence to make a change while the nation resorted to violence to make a change. He spoke of a “revolution of values” that will cause question of the fairness and justice of a system that did not recognize a nation that had fought for their independence.

People remember Dr. King’s Dream, yet they forget what he had proclaimed was needed to achieve it. Dr. King did not say we will wake up one day to his dream. He distinctly said more than once that a “revolution of values” was needed in order to find a “just way of settling differences.”  Dr. King wanted us to follow through on the revolution that Western nations had initiated.  A revolutionary spirit is not something solely belonging to 1776, Marxism, or communism. He wanted to see a revolutionary spirit rise to rid the world of “hostility, poverty, racism, and militarism.”

Dr. King pointed out how more money is spent on killing someone during a war than is spent on feeding someone during peace. Dr. King was not a dreamer. He had a plan. He had wisdom and awareness.

photo by Dick DeMarsico

8 Responses to “Remembering MLK”

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