Monday, January 18, 2016

Here are 4 battles Martin Luther King, Jr. waged against injustice that conservatives love to ignore


 we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Monday, many will look to his incredible body of work fighting for civil rights throughout the 1960s. But King was not a single issue activist. In fact, he felt that many issues lead back to civil rights for all people that he felt were at a disadvantage due to a system of oppression.
Here are four major issues that King fought for and his profound words on them that often go unnoticed:
1. Labor unions
2. Family planning and women’s rights
3. Poverty
4. An end to war
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King was not merely anti-war he was also heavily anti-military. His philosophy for nonviolence wasn’t just a resistance tool used by protesters, he applied it to all fascets of his politics and did so globally as well. At the River­side Church in New York City in April of 1967, King said, “the re­cent state­ment of your ex­ec­ut­ive com­mit­tee are the sen­ti­ments of my own heart and I found my­self in full ac­cord when I read its open­ing lines: ‘A time comes when si­lence is be­tray­al.'” King wasn’t talking about the civil-rights movement. “That time has come for us in re­la­tion to Vi­et­nam,” he continued.

Later that month, nearly a country away in Atlanta, King took it even further,
“I call on the young men of America who must make a choice today to take a stand on this issue. Tomorrow may be too late. The book may close. And don’t let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world.

God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, “You’re too arrogant! And if you don’t change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I’ll place it in the hands of a nation that doesn’t even know my name. Be still and know that I’m God.”
May the memory of Dr. King live on in all of the issues he fought for.
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some of us need to stop being so full of themselves when it comes to this country and start implementing those things that would make being full of ourselves not mindless bragging but a testament to our deeds.