April 4, 2013

A very good column today by Leonard Pitts

In a 1965 speech, Martin Luther King explained the philosophy of nonviolent resistance. He could have been speaking to Wilson. “We cannot in all good conscience obey your unjust laws,” he said, “because noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. So do to us what you will and we will still love you.”

That defiant love, he said, would survive jails, bombs, beatings, threats and lies. “But be ye assured,” he warned, “that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer. And one day we will win our freedom. We will not only win freedom for ourselves. We will so appeal to your heart and your conscience that we will win you in the process.”       read entire column

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/02/3319788/50-years-after-birmingham-white.html#storylink=cpy