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Martin Luther King’s Progressive Legacy

Posted Monday Jan 21 12:52pm  59 notes
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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.

As long as there is poverty in the world I can never be rich, even if I posses a billion dollars.
It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.
The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together.
A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.
The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism.
It is not enough to say ‘We must not wage war.’ It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.

As long as there is poverty in the world I can never be rich, even if I posses a billion dollars.

It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.

The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together.

A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.

The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism.

It is not enough to say ‘We must not wage war.’ It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

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

We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor.

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

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