Thursday, October 28, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Vietnam War

MLK, 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.

Part 1:



See below the jump for the other two parts.


Part 2:



Part 3:



King definitely did not see his mission as one to comfort the comfortable.

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