Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Remarkable letter by Martin Luther King Jr

We talk about freedom of expression. But more important than that is the heart and mind of the individuals who are expected to make use of that condition of the environment.
Freedom is a very important social and political condition for a strong mind to flourish. At times i feel that not everyone deserves it. Especially not people who harbour racist tendencies in their minds.
This cartoon that got published in the New York post indicates that as much as the world advances through progress in technology and better governance, there are going to be people with primitive and weakening thought processes. Press is the last group which should entertain such kinds of work.
Check out this amazing letter by Martin Luther King Jr written in 1963.
Mark these words which are timeless-
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co workers with God, and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.
What a beautiful and clear understanding of Philosophy of Justice. I feel that such people were living embodiments of divinity. So much to learn from their lives.

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