Sunday, January 15, 2012

Occupy MLK: #RealityNotWhitewashing

While we can’t know exactly how Dr. King would feel about the endless parade of US military interventions, his thoughts on another brutal intercession are also on the record. The Vietnamese, he said, “must see Americans as strange liberators ... For it occurs to me that what we are submitting them to in Vietnam is not simply the brutalizing process that goes on in any war where armies face each other and seek to destroy.”

King then sagely and prophetically added: “We are adding cynicism to the process of death, for they must know after a short period there that none of the things we claim to be fighting for are really involved ... What do they think as we test our latest weapons on them, just as the Germans tested out new medicine and new tortures in the concentration camps of Europe?”

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One of my recent OWS photos:

imagine a heart
an atomic heart so warm
it melts barricades

Posted by Mickey Z on 01/15 at 07:33 AM
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