The Skunk and Tiger

"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge."-Horace Mann

Monday, January 21, 2008


Martin Luther King is remembered today. Best known for his figth for Civil Rights, the fact that he was against the Veitnam war is often overlooked or forgotten.

"The time has come for America to hear the truth about this tragic war. In international conflicts, the truth is hard to come by because most nations are deceived about themselves. Rationalizations and the incessant search for scapegoats are the psychological cataracts that blind us to our sins. But the day has passed for superficial patriotism. He who lives with untruth lives in spiritual slavery. Freedom is still the bonus we receive for knowing the truth. 'Ye shall know the truth,' says Jesus, 'and the truth shall set you free.'"


Martin Luther King,
"Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam"
April 30, 1967, Riverside Church, New York


At January 31, 2008, Blogger N. Scott Gibbons said...

It amazing to see some of the comments made by President Bush in light of comments made about the vietnam war. I have really changed my tune and want to give peace a chance!


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