Gracie Mansion, Rev. Martin Luther King press conference / World Telegram & Sun photo by Dick DeMarsico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(Sadly, not everybody sees life this way. Some people are so caught up in the: I got mine. The rest of you can suck it! mentality. And in my experience, these same people consider themselves to be . . . religiously virtuous. You almost have to laugh at the irony. Almost. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.“ — Martin Luther King
(“Now, when I say question the whole society, it means ultimately coming to see that the problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated.” Nearly 45 years later and we’re still experiencing the same problems. One could argue that things are even worse, in some ways. We need to shine a bright light on greed, corruption, racism and hatred of all kinds. Because these are the germs and spores of an unhealthy society. Justice Louis Brandeis said: “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” Society needs openness and transparency. Love and light are what promote health . . . and growth. We need to drive out the darkness that is holding us down. So. . . Where Do We Go from Here? Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
(It’s almost as if he were speaking exclusively to the Tea Party movement. I’m sure that the Knave of Tears and the *new* Queen of Mean couldn’t/wouldn’t hear/understand these words. But, I’d like to believe that there are some - who’ve been swept up by this jingo-mania - who will spit out this toxic Kool-Aid, and dis-embrace the haters.) — YUR