Say it Again: Only Light Can Drive Out Darkness
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes… Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967) . “Where Do We Go From Here?“
In the wake of today’s Boston Marathon violence, in the wake of Sandy Hook, in the wake of media sensationalism that substitutes the volume of voyeurism for the true substance of serious social commentary and real solutions, this cannot be said enough:
April 15, 2013 - Posted by tmw2010 | activism, civic engagement, Civil Rights, First Amendment, knowledge, Life, social justice, Society, Speak Out | Boston Marathon bombing, Jr., Martin Luther King, only light can drive out darkness, the weakness of violence
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