Blog Posts - Martin Luther King

Police and Black Protestors - The Unnecessary Divide

The clashes between police and black protestors have riveted the nation.  Young black men have lost their lives at the hands of police and police have lost their lives in retaliation.  As a result charges of racism have been thrown back and...

"The Only Thing..."

"If you are neutral in times of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."- Desmond Tutu“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 25, 2016

"Strangely Enough..."

"All this is simply to say that all life is interrelated. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality; tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. As long as there is poverty in this world, no...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jun 25, 2016

All the Way on HBO and its Relevance to Hillary

I saw All the Way on HBO last night.  I thought this movie about the Texas politician and Vice President who became President on the day of what I still see as the worst public event in my lifetime - the assassination of JFK in November, 1963 -...

"The Fierce Urgency Of Now..."

 ○"Still, being fragile creatures, humans always try to hide from themselves the certainty that they will die. They do not see that it is death itself that motivates them to do the best things in their lives. They are afraid to step into the d...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on May 20, 2016

"Never, Never..."

"Once a profound truth has been seen, it cannot be 'unseen'. There's no 'going back' to the person you were. Even if such a possibility did exist... why would you want to?" - Dave Sim"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 18, 2016

"In Every One Of Us..."

"And in every one of us, there's a war going on. It's a civil war. I don't care who you are, I don't care where you live, there is a civil war going on in your life. And every time you set out to be good, there's something pulling on you, telling you...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 15, 2016

"There Comes A Time..."

“You know, my friends, there comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by the iron feet of oppression. There comes a time, my friends, when people get tired of being plunged across the abyss of humiliation, where they experience the blea...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 11, 2016


JFK+50:  Volume VI, No. 1909  DR. KING KILLED 48 YEARS AGOMemphis, Tennessee (JFK+50) Forty-eight years ago today, April 4, 1968, civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot as he stood on the balcony outside his...
by JFK+50 on Apr 4, 2016

Die Demokratie: Herrschaftsform oder Kontrollmittel?

Daß ich die Demokratie zumindest ambivalent sehe, ist spätestens seit diesem Artikel aus dem Jahre 2009 (Mann ist das lange her) öffentlich nachzulesen. Damals machte ich mir Gedanken darüber, ob und inwiefern Demokratie alleine die Güte einer S...
by Die Nacht ist vorgedrungen on Mar 21, 2016

"A Silent Acquiescence..."

"The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Mar 20, 2016


JFK+50:  Volume 6, No. 1884RAY GETS 99 YEARS FOR MURDER OF DR. KINGMemphis, Tennessee (JFK+50) Forty-seven years ago today, March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray*, alleged assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. plead guilty of...
by JFK+50 on Mar 10, 2016

Seminary History

Seminary is where you go to learn what they didn’t tell you growing up.  Many people have rather idealized views about clergy and somewhat untrained views about their church (the same may apply for religions outside Christianity, but I wouldn’t...

"The Fierce Urgency Of Now..."

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Mar 1, 2016


JFK+50:  Volume 6, No. 1873DR. KING URGED JFK TO ADVANCE CIVIL RIGHTS THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDERWashington, D.C. (JFK+50) A letter was sent 55 years ago today, February 28, 1961, from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to President Kennedy's special...
by JFK+50 on Feb 28, 2016

"Things That Matter..."

 "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."  “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous thansincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”  - Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Feb 25, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes – Famous Mahatma Gandhi Thoughts, Messages, Sayings

20 Gandhi Great Quotes “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” “A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.” “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” “The weak can ne...
by Suvichar Anmol Vachan on Feb 13, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Unrealized Dream

On August 28, 1963, a quarter of a million people, mostly African Americans, gathered at the National Mall for The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. They came to The post Dr. Martin Luther King’s Unrealized Dream appeared first on How...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Feb 12, 2016

"The Fierce Urgency Of Now..."

by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Feb 8, 2016

The Socialist Martin Luther King

Last month’s Martin Luther King holiday is significant for all Americans, but the Rev. King’s elevation to the status of a national icon (with the accompanying grumbling by a few hard-core racists) risks losing the man’s central message. His c...
by Poetry on the Loose on Feb 1, 2016

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