Monday, January 15, 2007

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)

4 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

This isn't just about civil rights in the United States. It is a global statement and must be seen that way.

I have to agree with this and it pains me to know that even though I believe this I am not actively doing something about some of these major issues: genocide in the Sudan or anywhere else that it is going on.

And, though this may make many people angry, you can't really agree with this quote and then ridicule Bush for having troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, can you? It seems contradictory and hypocritical to me.

It can't just be valid when it is convenient for us.

8:53 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

I don't know if I agree or not with this. It is easy to say you agree, but it has such broader implications.

What I wonder however, is if there is such a thing as justice everywhere? Does not each society define it's own justice? Is there a universal version? In some countries they will cut off a man's hand for stealing - is this justice? And if it is, should we be doing that here? They apparently feel it is, though we do not.

How do I go about imposing my morality on someone else? In fact, is it even just to impose my morality on someone else, or is the very act of forcing my justice on someone else injust?

1:01 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Happy Birthday MLK!

1:46 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

The first thoughts that came to mind:

If it can happen there, or at all, why not here?


O.J. Simpson... ... :(

I NEVER thought that we would see a 911. Back then, I just didn't.

4:21 AM  

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