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Subject: From the mountain...
Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 05:26:23 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 23:26:23 CST
Organization: Road Runner High Speed Online http://www.rr.com
...another reason that I'm happy to live in this period is that we have
been forced to a point where we're going to have to grapple with the
problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but
the demand didn't force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple
with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace.
But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice
between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or
That is where we are today. And also in the human rights revolution, if
something isn't done, and in a hurry, to bring the colored peoples of
the world out of their long years of poverty, their long years of hurt
and neglect, the whole world is doomed.
Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days
ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the
mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long
life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I
just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the
mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may
not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a
people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not
worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the
glory of the coming of the Lord.
those are some of the words from a speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
delivered in support of the striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple
in Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968 — the day before he was assassinated.
the speech is here:
Only the truth will set us free from injustice, insanely greedy white
supremist capitalists, poverty, and all their little tyrants and filthy
To find truth one has to use non-mainstream sources.
3 good news sources that are for the people:
What's very positive and going on from behind the scenes?