politicalsci: “The Western arrogance of feeli…


“The Western arrogance of
feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from
them is not just. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the
world order and say of war, “This way of settling differences is not
just.” This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our
nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of
hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home
from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and
psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and
love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on
military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching
spiritual death.”

– Martin Luther King Jr. (Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam – 1967)