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  •  I remember the sorrow among the liberal (3+ / 0-)

    professors when Martin Luther King came out against the Vietnam War. (Contrary to popular belief, the war commanded about 70% support until the Tet Offensive.)
       Their view was that he had gone too far and would lose the support of well-meaning whites.

    •  I'm young enough to have missed the war, (1+ / 0-)
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      but old enough to remember the later years of it well.

      And yet, from where those white liberals stood, it seemed a perfectly reasonable assumption. Yet, history tells us Dr. King was right to do what he did. It was gutsy. And extreme. And it was the right thing to do. Yet, perhaps Dr. King himself agonized over whether to cross this Rubicon.

      Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

      by RhodeIslandAspie on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 07:34:33 AM PST

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