Saturday, April 10, 2010

What Martin Luther King Jr. said at Riverside Church in NY in 1967, protesting the Vietnam War -

"The time has come for America to hear the truth . . . There comes a time when silence is betrayal . . . Millions have chosen to move beyond the prophesying of smooth patriotism to the high grounds of firm dissent based upon the mandates of conscience and the reading of history. There are those who are seeking to equate dissent with disloyalty. It's a dark day in our nation when high level authorities will seek to use every method to silence dissent. Something is happening and people are not going to be silenced. The truth must be told. "

Marin Luther King Jr. Riverside Church, NY, 1967