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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 06:54 PM
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Silence is betrayal (MLK anti-war speech)
Edited on Wed Dec-02-09 07:04 PM by Divine Discontent
 
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This is what a man of peace (1964 Nobel Peace Prize Winner) speaks, and my, how he truly deserved to be called a peaceful man.
Without further comment other than I wish Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were still alive today to speak to the president.


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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 06:55 PM
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1. Did MLK condemn the civil war and revolutionary war?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 07:04 PM
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2. I don't know, look it up. People should continue to push for peace at all costs, regardless.
Edited on Wed Dec-02-09 07:16 PM by Divine Discontent
And still fight with words and the support of the people to make change. Too often men get their bloodlust riled up and need something to start bombing. However many thousands of skirmishes and wars have been fought over the eons, there's few that couldn't have been avoided with people working together to solve problems. When it comes to things like an insane man burning and gassing people by the millions, then obviously, brute force will have to be used on an unwilling enemy to humankind. The Civil War and Revolutionary War are large scale fights that had their merit, but I believe Dr. King's disgust of the Vietnam War, certainly applies to what this invasion force in Afghanistan is doing. This invasion force isn't about the 9/11, and it's bizarre to see Obama send 30,000 additional troops to the 70,000 over there already, to put nearly a quarter million troops overseas in wars that shouldn't have been.

Much like Michael Moore, I am for ops groups going and taking out men that are killing people and won't stop, sure, American forces can help out another country with that - but a large scale invasion force is just overkill - and that's exactly what's going to happen - overkill. It's perverse.


"The greatest purveyor of violence in the world is my own government" - MLK JR
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 11:56 PM
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7. Weren't those wars being fought a bit before his time?
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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-03-09 10:46 AM
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10. Are you seriously trying to compare the Afghan war
to the American civil and revolutionary wars? LMAO.
only Bush would do something as absurd as that.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 07:11 PM
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3. Another video showing us why it is time to end this war, and not escalate it.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 07:13 PM
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4. thank you. his words ring so true. what a great man he truly was.
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 10:59 PM
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5. K&R, I only wish Obama had listened to MLK instead of the war profiteers.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 11:10 PM
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6. The decision on the Afghan surge will be one of the most important of the Obama Presidency.
We do not know what he knows, but we know what we are living with in this country and for the cost of this escalation we must pray that the decision turns out to be better then it appears at this time. The soldiers and their families are the ones that are truly going the extra mile and we must give our support to them because they only do what their leaders tell them to do.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-03-09 01:13 AM
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8. thanks for your input 1776Forever!
:kick:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-03-09 10:26 AM
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9. KICK
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-03-09 11:04 AM
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11. "Somehow this madness must cease. I speak as one who loves America."
R.I.P. Dear man.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. :patriot:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-04-09 01:33 PM
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12. yes, he's worthy of a noble salute for what he did and stood for.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 02:39 AM
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13. Kick nt
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 04:00 AM
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14. I'm sorry I'm too late to reccomend this OP.
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