Some MLK Quotes for today

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Some MLK Quotes for today

#1 Post by K9s » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:22 pm

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

—"Letter From Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963


“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”

—"I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963


"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."

—Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964


“The contemporary tendency in our society is to base our distribution on scarcity, which has vanished, and to compress our abundance into the overfed mouths of the middle and upper classes until they gag with superfluity. If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity. It is not only moral, but it is also intelligent. We are wasting and degrading human life by clinging to archaic thinking.”

—Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967


“All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.”

—“I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech, April 3, 1968
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#2 Post by lurker » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:12 pm

word.
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#3 Post by senorgrand » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:31 pm

"I AM A MAN"

greatest protest sign ever
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#4 Post by K9s » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:14 am

senorgrand wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:31 pm
"I AM A MAN"

greatest protest sign ever
Absolutely. Old school signs need to make a comeback.
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#5 Post by highdesert » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:18 pm

The constitution and bill of rights applies to everyone, not to those of a particular race, creed, national origin or income level, but to all of us. What he preached surmounted race, that is why he is so popular overseas.
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#6 Post by lurker » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:22 pm

hopefully one day we can actually lay claim to the promise.
"we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights..."
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#7 Post by featureless » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:41 pm

MLK was amazing for his civil rights work. He would have been eviscerated in the #metoo era. We are a continuum. Until we come full circle.

(Have no idea what my point is, just an interesting juxtaposition)

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#8 Post by senorgrand » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:47 pm

MLLK understood people very well.
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