Martin Luther King – What if he had chosen Violence?
Russell Smith | January 21, 2019
Anyone who picks up a newspaper can see the significance of Martin Luther King. Scarcely a day goes by without news of killings by extremist groups in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere.
The beauty of Dr. King is that he chose a different but more powerful method – non violence. What if Dr. King had thought the gravity of the situation demanded bombing and assassination?
Instead he took a page out of Gandhi’s book and and stuck to the non violent path.
This lets all of us appreciate Dr. King even more. That he had the heart and soul – the wisdom and the judgment to work for justice for the oppressed — through means that were infinitely better than the other option.
We can all join in celebrating Dr. King for the methods enshrined in the “I have a dream” speech. Which will endure in the hearts and minds of Americans as long as the republic stands.