Paul’s Perambulations

January 10, 2015

Martin Luther King and Lockheed Martin (when will they learn?)

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics — admin @ 7:50 pm

Today I was at the Martin Luther King Demonstration at Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest war profiteer and nuclear weapons manufacturer. I was attempting to read King’s Riverside Church speech to employees and police in their driveway.  – but as pictures show, only got partway. Here is a sample of what they don’t want to hear at Lockheed Martin:  “I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government.. . . all of us who deem ourselves bound by allegiances and loyalties which are broader and deeper than nationalism and which go beyond our nation’s self-defined goals and positions. We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls “enemy,” for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers. . I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

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