As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action. But they asked, and rightly so, “What about Vietnam?” They asked if our own nation wasn’t using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (excerpt from the 1967 speech, “A Time to Break Silence: Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam”)
“…There are 40 million poor people here. And one day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there 40 million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring… When I say question the whole society, it means ultimately coming to see that the problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are tied together…”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s address at the 1967 SCLC convention.
“Right near the beach…”
I’m just gonna post pictures of myself on the internet.Roommate
Come here little ones.Roommate, to her vitamins
Sorry for the TMI, but diva cup users:
HOW YOU MAKE THAT SHIT WORK?
You broke all your little ships.Lily, Star Trek: First Contact
This guy’s face. I wanna punch it.Roommate