Martin Luther King. “…a far deeper malady within the American spirit.”

 

The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit, and if we ignore this sobering reality, and if we ignore this sobering reality, we will find ourselves organizing “clergy and laymen concerned” committees for the next generation. They will be concerned about Guatemala and Peru. They will be concerned about Thailand and Cambodia. They will be concerned about Mozambique and South Africa. We will be marching for these and a dozen other names and attending rallies without end unless there is a significant and profound change in American life and policy. So such thoughts take us beyond Vietnam, but not beyond our calling as sons of the living God. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beyond Vietnam, New York, April 4, 1967

One thought on “Martin Luther King. “…a far deeper malady within the American spirit.”

  1. Lake County is lousy with New Age Birchers spouting their blue books of managerial clap-trap. The Cheese Curtain are the media’s darlings, the point shaver’s best bet, and the new money plebeian Bears play too rough. Ask Dan Seals.

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