April 4th, 2006

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I had a dream

Today, 38 years ago, Martin Luther King was assassinated.

4 years before he won the Nobel peace prize. His words then are as applicable to the state of the world now, as they were then.


Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time— the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression. Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts… Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.


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