The Dream

I had intended to do a post tonight about Martin Luther King Jr’s nonviolent resistance strategy. That is a subject that interests me. I have spent the past hour reading some of his later writings. I knew Dr. King was a big fan of equality, but I didn’t know that he was a democratic socialist after my own heart.

I have spent most of my blogging time tonight reading Dr. King’s material, so I don’t have time to do an in depth post. but I do want to share a few quotes from Dr. King that I found meaningful:

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.”

“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

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

“I still have a dream, that one day all of God’s children will have food and clothing and material well-being for their bodies, culture for their minds and freedom for their spirits.”

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