Monday, January 18, 2010
Happy Martin Luther King Day
My respect for Dr. King has increased greatly over the years as I have learned what this man accomplished using non-violent means. For those who say that you must only lobby congress to change harmful laws, look at how Dr. King and his followers were able to expose the discrimination authorized by the law using civil disobedience. Would the civil rights movement have gained any traction or accomplished any real change if Dr. King simply wrote his congressman to beg for the metaphorical whippings to stop? Though Dr. King did have his faults, he should be commended for not bowing down to the establishment and using non-violent noncompliance to achieve his goals.