Saturday, July 09, 2016

Thought for the day.

"Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue."

-Care to Guess Who Said It?


Tregonsee said...

As quoted, it is nonsense. Violence is eminently practical for achieving many goals. The actual quote is "Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral...." Or at least that is what Martin Luther King,Jr.said.

The Archer of the Forest said...

Actually, this is from a sermon he preached in 1958. I quote directly from the primary text.