"The Drum Major Instinct," Martin Luther King Jr. [AUDIO]

"But this is why we are drifting. And we are drifting there because nations are caught up with the drum major instinct. 'I must be first.' 'I must be supreme.' 'Our nation must rule the world.' (Preach it) And I am sad to say that the nation in which we live is the supreme culprit. And I'm going to continue to say it to America, because I love this country too much to see the drift that it has taken.

"God didn't call America to do what she's doing in the world now. (Preach it, preach it) God didn't call America to engage in a senseless, unjust war as the war in Vietnam. And we are criminals in that war. We’ve committed more war crimes almost than any nation in the world, and I'm going to continue to say it. And we won't stop it because of our pride and our arrogance as a nation."

"Final Words of Advice," "Where Do We Go From Here?" — Martin Luther King Jr.

"The MLK Imperative in an Era of 'No Excuses'" — P. L. Thomas @ Daily Censored

"'They're All Our Children'" — P. L. Thomas @ AlterNet

"The Polonius Chronicles: The Invisible Hand and the King Imperative" — P. L. Thomas @ Daily Censored

"Organizations, No, Community, Yes: MLK Jr. Day 2012" — P. L. Thomas @ Daily Kos

"21st Century Segregation: Inverting King's Dream" — P. L. Thomas @ Truthout

"Diversity and the Rise of Majority-Minority Schools" — P. L. Thomas @ Truthout

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