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Profile of Martin Luther King Jr.

As the US celebrates Martin Luther King Day, I can’t help thinking of the words he once said 50 years ago.

I remember Martin Luther King Jr. dared to speak out against the US policy on Vietnam!

He claimed his own government created the Vietnam conflict itself and that the US was:

“But why did he say this?” I had to ask myself.

Years later, I realize it is only to fuel the great military-industrial complex so that the billions of dollars of war machinery can be sold. Because of course, in capitalism a market is required for your products to sell.

In other words, there has to be a war going on someplace in the world, for the US economy to profit from. PEACE is not profitable in the eyes of Big Business.

So I have profound respect for Martin Luther King Jr. though he wasn’t perfect. Today he would say to all of us, the same thing he said back then:

And so I’m sending this out today for the political situation in the US. Because a CLEAR CONSCIENCE is a godly characteristic we should all develop. And we should do it quickly.

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Martin Luther King, Jr., AZQuotes.com. Retrieved January 07, 2019, from AZQuotes.com. https://www.azquotes.com/quote/377525[1]

Martin Luther King, Jr., AZQuotes.com. Retrieved January 07, 2019, from AZQuotes.com. https://www.azquotes.com/quote/358340

American Rhetoric, Online Speech Bank, Martin Luther King Jr., Beyond Vietnam — A Time to Break Silence, Delivered 4 April 1967, Riverside Church, New York City, https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm,

From my heart too yours!

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