Monday, May 30, 2005
An amazing American
Imagine if, instead of bombing Iraq and Afghanistan to rubble and then wondering why the natives hate us, we'd taken the same amount of money and manpower committment and turned it into a combined Nuremberg/Marshall Plan for the Middle East. Of course, that might not have guaranteed us the military bases BushCo wanted. But then again, we wouldn't have needed them.
As for the "drum major" speech... yes. The one he did, right before he died. Famous in the black community, but almost unknown outside of it -- all because MLK Jr. had spent the last few years of his life fighting to get us out of Vietnam. (He was one of the first prominent civic leaders, if not the first, to take such a stand. As a result, the details of that period of his life, from roughly 1964 onward, have been erased from most histories, especially school textbooks.)
This is the line we need to hear now: God didn't call America to do what she's doing in the world now. God didn't call America to engage in a senseless, unjust war as the war in Vietnam. And we are criminals in that war. We’ve committed more war crimes almost than any nation in the world, and I'm going to continue to say it. And we won't stop it because of our pride and our arrogance as a nation.But God has a way of even putting nations in their place.
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