Thursday, May 22, 2008

A True Revolution of Values

I went all Tracy Chapman on the last 11 minutes of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr's Riverside Speech last night. It's an amazing speech that remains utterly relevant and inspiring. Here's an article from the Village Voice archives that does a remarkable job of drawing the line from 1967 to now. Anyone who thinks the "giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism" are dead isn't paying any attention at all. If you're looking for a meaningful way to spend the next 11 minutes, have a listen while you read the Voice piece in a different window. Serious Apesma's Lament fans will recall this project began about a month ago, with Mesmerized by Uncertainty, which drew from the beginning of the speech.

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