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  • 43rd Anniversary of King's "Beyond Vietnam" Speech

    Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.'s controversial anti-war speech given on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City.


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  • #2
    Why?

    I'd rather listen to Churchill say this " ...say to the House as I said to ministers who have joined this government, I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffering.

    You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.

    You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs - Victory in spite of all terrors - Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival. "

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    • #3
      I have a lot of respect for MLK and what he did in the civil rights movement. But he wasn't right about everything. For all of the problems I have with LBJ, I don't understand why MLK did not see that LBJ did more for him than any other president and was trying to do more yet. LBJ should have been a hero to the civil rights movement, if not to me.

      Also, it is clear that MLK was concerned about the freedom of Black Americans, but he didn't care about the freedom of other people. How can someone demand freedom as a right for one group, but not all? That is no better than what white America did in its founding. Very parochial.

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      • #4
        Most definitely. For behind the heroism was an agenda. Rightly or wrongly and i say rightly. No question his C/R actions and pursuit of them were legendary and of immense value. But his opposition to the war which had been decryed as a poor black soldiers fight was bosh.

        In this he played the race political card.

        Thanks.

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