A few words from Martin Luther King Jr.


We have moved from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights, an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society. We have been in a reform movement… But after Selma and the voting rights bill, we moved into a new era, which must be the era of revolution. We must recognize that we can’t solve our problem now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power… this means a revolution of values and other things. We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together… you can’t really get rid of one without getting rid of the others… the whole structure of American life must be changed. America is a hypocritical nation and [we] must put [our] own house in order.

Comments

  1. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    It is nice to be reminded of the real message of Dr. King, rather than the sanitized, Disneyfied, Magic-Negro version.

    It’s time to come dance at the revolution.

  2. siwuloki says

    “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” Beyond Vietnam, 4 April 1967

  3. nomdeplume says

    “militarism” eh. The photos from the Virginia pro-gun rally are terrifying. WTF is wrong with Americans?

  4. unclefrogy says

    @4 you say that at like it is something new it has been here all along
    the revolution has only ever been half finished there is still a way to go to become truly great and not just powerful.
    uncle frogy

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