Monday, February 04, 2008

Quote from Martin Luther King

On Martin Luther King Day (celebrated 21 January 2008), my colleague and friend John Knox sent the following King quote to me. More relevant now than ever before.

"When a culture begins to feel threatened by its own inadequacies, the majority of men tend to prop themselves up by artificial means, rather than dig down deep into their spiritual and cultural wellsprings. America seems to have reached this point... I think most Americans know in their hearts that their country has been terribly wrong in its dealings with other peoples around the world. When Rome began to disintegrate from within, it turned to a strengthening of the military establishment, rather than to a correction of the corruption within the society. We are doing the same thing in this country and the result will probably be the same..."


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