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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day, and I recommend really reading what he wrote and talked about:

    My friends, I must say to you that we have not made a single gain in civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent pressure. Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.

    We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.” We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.”

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  2. mationation

    I think God's a painter

    from what I remember from A First Rate Madness the man attempted suicide twice as a child. he felt everything. but through his suffering and sensitivity he inspired oceanic change. a hero and legend. I think about these a lot:

    “everybody passionately seeks to be well-adjusted... but there are some things in our world to which men of good will must be maladjusted... human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."

    "darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

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