Martin Luther King Jr. and The Importance of His Impact Today
There are very few individuals who have had more of a positive impact on the United States than Martin Luther King Jr. As bleak as this country has been during the late stage of capitalism, it’s inspiring to look at someone like Dr. King and their legacy.
Though the U.S. chooses to strictly focus on Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech and none of his worker-focused, socialist, and anti-war messaging, at least his legacy is still being discussed. If you haven’t already, I urge you to read Dr. King’s Beyond Vietnam speech, one of my favorites of his.
Told on April 4, 1967, Dr. King spoke about the Vietnam war’s injurious effects on both America’s poor and Vietnamese peasants, insisting that it was morally critical for the United States to take radical steps to halt the war through nonviolent means. You can read it here.
Dr. King was an amazing man and I can only hope the country will change for the better, as Dr. King hoped it would over 50 years ago. Below is an excellent video from Second Though that discusses why American history whitewashes radical figures such as Dr. King.
RIP Martin Luther King Jr.
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