This week would have been the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 92nd birthday. He was assassinated in 1968.
King was very much opposed to violence and believed strongly in the importance and effectiveness of non-violent, peaceful protest. (Today’s Antifa and BLM, who took part in extremely violent riots, property destruction, looting and arson, burning hundreds if not thousands of businesses to the ground in several different cities, could learn a thing or two from Dr. King’s philosophy and example of non-violence.)
The below video (that’s really all audio) is his great speech from 1967 on why he was opposed to the Vietnam War.
Too bad the people on the left are not as opposed to war as they used to be. I guess Democrat Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama softened all that, with the aid of such political apparatchiks as Joe Biden (Who knows how many wars he’s going to start as President…), Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, Madeleine Albright, and many others now, as they rationalized, voted for or perpetrated more wars and more violence against foreigners who were of no threat to Americans.
The FBI harassed and spied on King, and kept a dossier on him, for political reasons and not because they legitimately suspected him of criminality. I wonder what King would have said today regarding the Democrats’ and Obama regime’s spying on the Trump campaign and administration and attempting to frame Trump with a dirty dossier.
This Martin Luther King, Jr. speech on why he opposed the Vietnam War was given in April, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York. Antiwar.com has the full transcript.
This is the 30th year of the U.S. government’s criminal war of aggression against Iraq, led by President George H.W. Bush in January, 1991. I wrote about that at the time of the 22nd year of that. It had never ended, with all the sanctions and no-fly zones, etc., and it continued with the Bush II renewed escalation in 2003.