Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. On Peace 1964

    Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never be a reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.



    bobbi
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  2. 35 Comments

  3. by   nurs4kids
    and where did peace get mlk and all the other "turn thy cheekers"?? dead.
  4. by   3651bht
    Who lives in a cottonball house???????



    bobbi
  5. by   3651bht
    me.. Couldn't resist could ya.. I still would like you to read your own signature It really makes no sense to me...


    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back or something like that.,..


    P.S. If a people's EVER had a justification for war it was the black Americans who were deprived of most of their civil liberties, livihoods, and basic humans rights.. And you better get down on your knees and thank men like Martin Luther King Jr. because if it hadn't been for him and his followers you might not be here today....And as a aside Martin Luther King's efforts on behalf of his brothers helped further the women's movement in this country.....Peace.....

    bobbi
  6. by   Q.
    Originally posted by 3651bht


    bobbi
    That's our point bobbi. Peace isn't as "violent-free" as you want to think.

    War begets Peace. So peace comes at a price that you have to be willing to pay. As much as you talk about peace, you aren't willing to pay the price for it.
  7. by   Q.
    Originally posted by 3651bht
    me.. Couldn't resist could ya.. I still would like you to read your own signature It really makes no sense to me...


    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back or something like that.,..


    P.S. If a people's EVER had a justification for war it was the black Americans who were deprived of most of their civil liberties, livihoods, and basic humans rights.. And you better get down on your knees and thank men like Martin Luther King Jr. because if it hadn't been for him and his followers you might not be here today....And as a aside Martin Luther King's efforts on behalf of his brothers helped further the women's movement in this country.....Peace.....

    bobbi
    Bobbi - we reply to intelligent posts - not one-liners or personal attacks.

    As far as what African-Americans went through ( you need to be politically correct here and NOT use the term BLACK) I'd have to respectfully argue that I think the Jew's war in WWII was more justified - that group of people was executed systematically in the millions and were put in concentration camps. That war was SO justified that the entire world was involved to stop Nazi Germany.
    I don't recall a war that African Americans ascribed to. And if I remember correctly, it was a white man that made slavery illegal. Don't forget, Martin Luther King's theories were about EQUALITY - not special treatments.
  8. by   3651bht
    that it was the white man who initiated slavery too.... And it's hard to abolish something when you don't have the right to vote... Remember that no taxation without representation..



    bobbi


    How big of the white man to rectify his own mistake.................
  9. by   3651bht
    watch 60 minutes last night with Andy Rooney... Maybe then you will understand politically correctedness... The new book out is entitle ****** written by a Black Harvard professor....Hmmmmmm


    bobbi.....
  10. by   3651bht
    But wasn;t one of the greatest peace makers to ever live crucified.... And what did he say as he lie dying on that cross....

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back or something like that....


    P.S. Check out those Maine kids again They are at it again.. Just can't wait until they get it right can you..????

    www.portland.com/news/local/020121dream.shtml
  11. by   Q.
    yes bobbi the white man rectified his own mistake. Was that not enough?
    African Americans have come a long way since the days of slavery - something that my ancestors weren't a part of. My family came over here from Sicily to escape poverty - learned English and sold bananas on the street to make money. No one in my family ever owned a slave, therefore, I have no debt to repay. Slavery is/was wrong, there is no mistaking that. Which is why Lincoln overturned it with the Emancipation Proclamation. A civil war was fought as a result too. But, if you don't believe in war, perhaps the Civil War was not worth fighting. Unless you make exceptions to your own rules.

    There is discrimination all over the place - both towards African Americans and whites, male and female. I don't want to hear about the trials of African Americans as I can site the same for the white male. It's a hopeless argument.

    As far as being PC, I don't care if ****** is correct or not, that term is derogatory and I refuse to use it. No, I don't watch much Prime Time, I read books.
  12. by   3651bht
    as Italian American or are you all American You were born here right.. I don't think there are that many Americans born in Africa now are there.....


    bobbi
  13. by   3651bht
    read. Does it scare you..... See maybe the Americans learnt not to fight and maybe Martin Luther King Jr showed them the way...'




    bobbi

    Ironic how a people not fit to vote, own property, or ride in the front of a bus were able to figure that out.. Doesn't say too much for the rest of us does it....
  14. by   Mkue
    I'm all for EQUALITY and my ancestors probably came over on the BOAT with Susy's ancestors from Italy.

    Dr. Martin Luther King was fighting for EQUALITY not special treatment. My Grandfather was fortunate enough to get an education in Italy, today he would NOT be treated as equally in American colleges (at least in my state).

    Oh and another thing... my ancestors fed many poor starving people who came to their door (in America), no matter what ethnicity, no matter how little food they (grandparents) had, they fed everyone that came, color was never an issue to them.

    mkue

    They would give out the last bagel chip or banana they had to someone else so don't even get me started on that !

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