Monday, January 19, 2009

The Reverend MLK, jr.

It is right to celebrate the life of the man upon whose shoulders we all stand.

Never have his shoulders cast a bigger shadow...
I long - for too long - argued that the war against the Taliban was a 'good war' of retaliation for 9/11. Many do-good pacifist liberals criticized me for it. I was late coming to the conclusion that as soon as Bush chose to invade and occupy Iraq, "Operation Enduring Freedom" became unsustainable. Inoperable & unendurable. I should have remembered Martin Luther King Jr's words. My error. I apologize, deeply, for it. Joseph Stiglitz straightened me out.

As Martin said, "What is bent can be made straight".

4 Moderated Comments:

Anonymous MacDaddy said...

I loved his courage in the final years of his life. He knew he was targeted. He knew about the death threats. Yet, he continue to-- as he loved to say--"do God's will."

1/19/2009 08:22:00 AM  
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1/19/2009 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

At a different site I just told how one of my high school teachers was at the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. King gave that speech. Mr. Shubrick was both one of my history teachers and taught American government and had a real passion for both. The times he spoke about Dr. King's words and what they meant to him and how they were actually meant for all Americans changed the opinion and attitude of many of his white students who were indifferent at best.

1/19/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Stella said...

Wonderful post, Vig.

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
~~Sir Isaac Newton

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
~~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
[Letter from Birmingham Jail]

1/19/2009 06:41:00 PM  

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