Posted by | January 16, 2012 11:03 | Filed under: Top Stories

One of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s greatest speeches was his speech against the Vietnam war, delivered at Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, “A Time To Break Silence.”

Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality. This Hindu-Muslim-Christian-Jewish-Buddhist belief about ultimate reality is beautifully summed up in the first epistle of Saint John: “Let us love one another, for love is God. And every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love.” “If we love one another, God dwelleth in us and his love is perfected in us.” Let us hope that this spirit will become the order of the day…

“We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation. We must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace in Vietnam and justice throughout the developing world, a world that borders on our doors. If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark, and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight.”

How disappointed Martin Luther King, Jr. would be today, with the years that have passed and the lessons unlearned.

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Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.