Today is the first day of the New Year. It is also the World Day of Peace. I would like to share not my own thoughts today, but the thoughts of Martin Luther King Jr.. I would like to share two links with you: firstly, the full text and audio of his speech ‘Beyond Vietnam‘; and secondly, an instrumentation of some of the key points of that speech by Linkin Park which is extremely powerful, and after which I have named this post.
For those of us who may be too busy to read the full speech, I have quoted here some of the main points which have been highlighted by the wikiquotes page on Martin Luther King. All credit for these quotes goes to that website. In this speech Martin Luther King is talking about Vietnam, but I think that his insights and convictions are just as relevant to us today as they were then.
I hope that on this World Day of Peace, and this start of a new year, you may find his words as moving as I have: Continue reading