Martin Luther King, Vietnam War, and Poverty

January 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

This is one of the darkest moments in our history, the Vietnam War.   We have lots of videos of Martin Luther King as the civil rights leader.  What is most forgotten about Martin Luther King was that he was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War.

History tell us that one of the greatest follies in American history was the Vietnam War and Martin Luther King, in this video,  makes  a passionate case to get out of  Vietnam.

He also talks about the “other America”.  Millions of people of walking and looking for jobs that do not exist.  They live in substandard living conditions and the schools are inadequate.

Here is a video that shows Martin Luther King speaking out aganist poverty

Poverty and war go together.   Poverty trancends all races and sexes.  I read news accounts that state that income inequity as all time high and this means that poverty abounds in an era of massive unemployment.   In some ways, unemployment plagues our economy a  a higher  level  than it did during the era of Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther Kings message against war and poverty still resonates today.  Let’s remember his legacy and let our political leadership  accountable to ensure that our social safety net is not further unwound.

That is what Dr. Martin Luther King talking about today.   And that is what he means me  for  today.


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