Thursday, July 18, 2019

Favorite Quotes: Martin Luther King Jr. True Peace

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice.”

-Martin Luther King Jr. 

I remember growing up in the 1990's and being taught the legacy of MLK. While American society has gotten much better since the 1960's in terms of tolerance and acceptance, we did have a period of "false peace" as I like to call it. Where we thought all these bigotries and prejudices have been vanquished, but nevertheless a sleeping dragon has emerged from the hate of modern-day right-wingers led by Donald Trump and his insane and hateful rhetoric. Justice will come in the dawn, but this night seems to be quite long.    

3 comments:

Kirk said...

Bigotries and prejudices were banished from the pre-Internet mainstream media, and because of that, some mistakenly thought that meant such sentiments no longer existed. Now, I'm not suggesting be bigots be allowed back on TV or anything like that, only that you shouldn't confuse TV or the rest of the mainstream media with real life.

Huggybear said...

You have expressed yourself well on this subject.
MLK had good and bad points, the good I believe were far better than the bad.

Turnip Top: Nothing good can be said about that baboon - again apologies to the "Simian family" - no wonder one never sees a Yank tourist in the coastal area just north of Sydney where I live - they are too ashamed to be seen or heard. However there are a surprising number of "CANADIANS"???????
Colin

Red said...

it's very worrisome time as we don't know which way this monster will travel.