MLK spoke to the issues of his day, when it was his turn:
“I must honestly say to you tonight my friends that there are some things in our world, there are some things in our nation to which I’m proud to be maladjusted, to which I call upon all [people] of goodwill to be maladjusted until the good society is realized. I must honestly say to you that I never intend to adjust myself to segregation and discrimination. I never intend to become adjusted to religious bigotry. I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that will take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few. I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism and the self defeating effects of physical violence.”
—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sermon at Temple Israel of Hollywood, February 1965
We too are taking our turn in a worthy “maladjustment” movement that will last much longer than the span of our individual lives. Nations will war within and against each other for as long as we have Time. And yet, and yet, this we know: Love will prevail.
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