ana.words, not out of thin air

ana.words, not out of thin air
1. Juni 2020 tbz
In Allgemein
weil pfingsten ist
und junianfang
und eigentlich aus anderen gruenden
ein alter text
dem man leider seine 53 jahre
(ja, ueber ein halbes jahrhundert alt)
nicht so gut anmerkt:

" Let me say as I've always said, and I will always continue to say, that
 riots are socially destructive and self-defeating. I'm still convinced
 that nonviolence is the most potent weapon available to oppressed
 people in their struggle for freedom and justice. I feel that violence
 will only create more social problems than they will solve. That in a
 real sense it is impracticable for the Negro to even think of mounting
 a violent revolution in the United States. So I will continue to
 condemn riots, and continue to say to my brothers and sisters that this
 is not the way. And continue to affirm that there is another way.

But at the same time, it is as necessary for me to be as vigorous in
condemning the conditions which cause persons to feel that they must
engage in riotous activities as it is for me to condemn riots. I think
America must see that riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain
conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as
vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the
language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?
It has failed to hear that the plight of the Negro poor has worsened
over the last few years. It has failed to hear that the promises of
freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that
large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and
the status quo than about justice, equality, and humanity. And so in a
real sense our nation's summers of riots are caused by our nation's
winters of delay. And as long as America postpones justice, we stand in
the position of having these recurrences of violence and riots over and
over again. Social justice and progress are the absolute guarantors of
riot prevention."

dr. martin luther king 
1967 in der rede "the other america" 
im ganzen nachzulesen hier:

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