A Wise Man Once Said…

Posted: August 25, 2009 in Justice

I am appalled by the revelations of torture inflicted on prisoners by our own government. I am disappointed that town hall yelling does not occur with these revelations, but only when our own health/money is involved.

I had some interesting comments on a Facebook article link along these lines; at the end, my good friend, DeJon, shared wise words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As I sit here and reflect on what Dr. King would say today, in his absence, I think the words DeJon shared will have to suffice:

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence … Hate merely increases hate. . . . Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

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