Thursday, October 28, 2010
Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Vietnam WarMLK, Jr.: "A man of conscience cannot be a consensus leader." (From Part 2 below) The civil rights leader was not a devotee of what we now know as High Broderism, the worship of bipartisanship and "moderation" as the highest values in public life - especially when it means liberals going along with conservatives.
The third part of this three-part set of videos has King talking about his philosophy of militant nonviolence. His approach was pacifist, not passive.
See below the jump for the other two parts.
King definitely did not see his mission as one to comfort the comfortable.
Tags: martin luther king jr., vietnam war
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No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?
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