Thursday, January 17, 2008

War is a demonic, destructive suction tube

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On the third Monday in January, we celebrate the the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When Dr. King died in 1968, many believed that the dream died with him. It did not. Dr. King left a huge body of work, a great life of accomplishment and an ardent group of followers that continue his work today.

While looking for a quote for my post on Monday, I was amazed by the speeches he made during his short life. He was a strong speaker with a reverent voice and there will never be another voice as powerful. The human race lost more than a human rights activist, civil rights leader, and a man of God; we lost an important voice for the conscience of America.

Even 25 years later, his words have the ability to move me to tears. Why did we not, why do we not, heed his words?


sir jorge said...

great stuff, great quote

CyberCelt said...

@jorge-I had not heard war described that way, but it truly is. To know that 40 years ago we were engaged in a war whose expense left us beggars and destroyed a generation of young people . . . sounds familiar? I wonder if they hear the sucking sound in Iraq?


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