15 January 2018

A Quote from Martin Luther King

I am no great fan of MLK, but I totally agree with this quote, given in a speech called 'Beyond Vietnam', 4 April 1967, to the Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam, in NYC.

As a Catholic, I consider racism to be a blasphemy, since all men are created in the Image of God. I consider the hyper-materialism and consumerism of our present society an extreme evil, and, whilst I am no pacifist, militarism, as it has developed, has gone beyond simple defence of one's country to wars just waiting to happen.

'When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.'-MLK

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