Monday, January 15, 2007

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

"Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true."

"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."

I hope everyone has a nice day honoring MLK, and I hope that, as a people, we are able to take some of his words to heart - if even for a day.

These songs come from people who have made/are making a positive difference in music. Some speak through their lyrics, and others vebalize through their instruments - all call for change.

[www] The Arcade Fire - Wake Up

[www] Brian Wilson - Surf's Up (solo)

[www] Miles Davis - Moon Dreams

[www] Radiohead - True Love Waits

[www] Tom Waits - Road to Peace


Blogger Flavius said...

log ago i read that "true love waits" is based on an study in UK, its says the kids alone in their houses eat "lolypops and crisps".
the true love...

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Our method is love! Seriously!

Rufus & Maude

5:20 PM  

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