Friday, January 30, 2004

Triple Evils - Part 3

WAR - militarism, imperialism, domestic violence, rape, terrorism, media violence, drugs, child abuse...

"A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war- 'This way of settling differences is not just.' This way of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." *

To work against the Triple Evils, you need to: develop a nonviolent frame of mind as described in the "Six Principles of Nonviolence"; and use the Kingian model for social action outlined in the "Six Steps for Nonviolent Social Change."

Source: "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Boston</st1:place></st1:City>: Beacon Press, 1967.

Photo Credit: USS Wisconsin

5 comments:

quroboros said...

A striking photo & very meaningful words. However, it is because the world is in just such a state that I cannot watch the news or read the paper. Too much pain to deal with. And I find that the older I get, the less I'm able to tolerate it.

musenla said...

War is ugly, uglier than any of us who haven't seen one can imagine. Some believe it's necessary, I don't. Dr. King laid out some very concrete steps to avoid war, doable steps that lays the inevitability of war moot. Great entry, Robbie.

craigdelli said...

wow, we are eerie arent we robbbie? Karma indeed

slowmotionlife said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling badly. I'll be checking out these links. You always write the most intelligent and politically/socially correct entries. I'm jealous. :)

P.S. Check my comment in your Picture entry below. Insight on the blurred picture issue. :P

robbygoe said...

The only thing I am gonna say is that picture is evil : (