posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 10:37 AM
By 1967, King had a become one of the country's most prominent opponent of the Vietnam War, and a staunch critic of overall U.S. foreign policy,
which he deemed militaristic. In his "Beyond Vietnam" speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 -- a year to the day before
he was murdered -- King called the United States "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.
The remarkable thing about this annual review of King's life is that several years -- his last years -- are totally missing, as if flushed down a
Almost all of those speeches were filmed or taped. But they're not shown today on TV.
Time magazine called the speech "demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi," and the Washington Post declared that King had
"diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people."
We seem to forget his stance on the war in vietnam.He was 100% against it and Im fairly sure that he would be against the war in iraq aswell.He was
killed 1 year to the dayafter that speech.What message does that bring up in your brain??
prominent opponent of the Vietnam War, and a staunch critic of overall U.S. foreign policy, which he deemed militaristic.King called the United
States "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today
Well I think the man was onto something!!!! Seems we have forgotten our past..or atleast selectively forgotten..its time to remember.
[Edited on 22-1-2004 by McGotti]