In honor of the KING

Here are some wisdoms from MLK. If there was ever a man whose life deserves to be remembered and whose ideas to be reflected upon every day – MLK is him. Everything he speaks to here, is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. The universal truths he illuminates should resound the world over, today and onward, in everyone’s mind and spirit. Please read them all and take a moment to let them sink in. This beautiful man was assassinated because ignorant people were afraid of his shining truth spreading to the rest of the world. We must not allow his murder to become an accepted form of extinguishing the spirit of the truth. Respect his life by living in his words, and continuing to spread the truth, peace, and love of his example. Realize the immortality of the KING.

“Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

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

“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.”

“All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.”

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.

 He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

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

The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

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2 Responses to In honor of the KING

  1. MEME says:

    WOW Rob, this blog is thoughtful and thought provoking. . Many true thoughts.

  2. prof. E says:

    Many of MLK’s remarks were right on target. Most people forget that Hitler came to power legally (?) and passed legislation for almost all of his actions giving them the vail of legitimacy. We see this now when people are caught up in the rhetoric without realing questioning the common sense of actions. For example, a clip of 30 bullets for a glock sold at Walmart ! Come on.
    Where are the MLK’s of the world. Certainly, we need them today.

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