Monday, January 21, 2008

The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. you won't hear on this evening's news

The one sound bite everyone will be hearing all day will be MLK's "I have a dream" speech. And while it encapsulates the good doctor's optimism it fails to portray his revulsion toward American Imperialism. He despised aggression of every stripe and wasn't afraid to focus on issues beyond Segregation, speaking out against the Vietnam War and poverty. My thought is if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hadn't been assassinated he would have become a fiery class warrior whose voice wouldn't have made it on late night television let alone lend itself to a national holiday.

1 comment:

DavidSpates said...

I made a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day video that I think EVERYONE will enjoy. It’s really short, and should put a smile on your face.

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day everybody

David Spates