thinking of mlk today...

"nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. the foundation of such a method is love."

martin luther king, jr., nobel prize acceptance speech, stockholm, sweden, december 11, 1964.

"the curse of poverty has no justification in our age. it is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. the time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty."

martin luther king, jr., where do we go from here: chaos or community?, 1967.

"it is necessary to understand that black power is a cry of disappointment. the black power slogan did not spring full grown from the head of some philosophical zeus. it was born from the wounds of despair and disappointment. it is a cry of daily hurt and persistent pain."

martin luther king, jr., where do we go from here: chaos or community?, 1967.

{mlk's last speech, the night before his assasination}

"darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....the chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."

martin luther king, jr., strength to love, 1963.

{via daogreer earth works}

"like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. it causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true."

martin luther king, jr., strength to love, 1963.

and lastly for my crafty friends…

"almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better." -mlk

have a blessed day,


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Daogreer Earth Works said...

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