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Martin Luther King Day link to Mike

I couldn’t think of much to write today until I saw Mike The Mad Biologist post a speech from Dr King to striking Memphis sanitation workers in 1968.

Economic justice is the general theme, but there is little more moving than the oratory of Dr King.

Mike didn’t highlight this quote, but let me do so here:

We are going to also say, “You are even unjustly spending five hundred thousand dollars to kill a single Vietcong soldier, while you spend only fifty-three dollars a year per person for everybody categorized as poverty-stricken.” Instead of spending thirty-five billion dollars every year to fight an unjust, ill-considered war in Vietnam and twenty billion dollars to put a man on the moon, we need to put God’s children on their own two feet.


  1. #1 Joe
    January 16, 2007

    Well said, and I am pleased to see it here.

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