Martin Luther King, Jr. on War

As America celebrates the life and teachings of MLK, I thought it appropriate for us to remember that the man was a passionate pacifist. From Pilgrimage to Nonviolence:

Prior to reading Gandhi, I had about concluded that the ethics of Jesus were only effective in individual relationships. The “turn the other cheek” philosophy and the “love your enemies” philosophy were only valid, I felt, when individuals were in conflict with other individuals; when racial groups and nations were in conflict, a more realistic approach seemed necessary. But after reading Gandhi, I saw how utterly mistaken I was. Continue reading “Martin Luther King, Jr. on War”

43% of the world’s spending; 4.5% of the world’s population

War has all the characteristics of a socialism most conservatives hate: centralized power, state planning, false rationalism, restricted liberties, foolish optimism about intended results and blindness to unintended secondary results.

– Joseph Sobran

HT Vince Graham for the quote & Hamilton Davis for the images.