Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

On this day, I want to remind everyone of what a radical revolutionary MLK was. As of late, some people have been taking his famous quote - "Judge a person not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their heart" - out of context, using it to argue that MLK would have been against affirmative action or that MLK would have been a strong supporter of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars or some other utter nonsense.

In reality, MLK was staunchly anti-war:
A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, "This way of settling differences is not just."... A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
So, to correct the historical record, here are 10 things that MLK said that would probably still upset many people in this country, and they're a serious reminder of what MLK was really all about:

And as a final reminder from King himself as to what he was all about, here's his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech:

I wish everyone the best on this holiday, and along with MLK, I wish peace, justice, and prosperity for all!

No comments:

Post a Comment