Silence is not Always Golden

Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered at Riverside Church, New York City, April 4th, 1967.

A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men [sic] do not easily assume the task of opposing their government’s policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one’s own bosom and in the surrounding world. Moreover, when the issues at hand seem as perplexing as they often do in the case of dreadful conflict, we are always on the verge of being mesmerized by uncertainty. But we must move on. Continue reading

An Inspiration for Me, and Whoever Else

A friend of mine emailed it to me this morning. I wanted to remember it. Thought my blog was a suitable place.

Speech by Dr. Marten Luther King
delivered at Riverside Church, New York City, April 4th, 1967

“A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men [sic] do not easily assume the task of opposing their government’s policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one’s own bosom and in the surrounding world. Moreover, when the issues at hand seem as perplexing as they often do in the case of dreadful conflict, we are always on the verge of being mesmerized by uncertainty. But we must move on.” Continue reading