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Remembering Dr. King

Dread Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 3:39 PM
"Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social, and the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism but in a higher synthesis. It is found in a higher synthesis that combines the truths of both. Now, when I say question the whole society, it means ultimately coming to see that the problem of racism, the problem of exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated."

Two score and five years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. It was, without question, one of the darkest moments in American history -- an earth shattering event that provoked riots and outrage in over 100 American cities. That a brave, non-violent spokesman for peace and equality could be gunned down in such a horrific manner will forever be seared into the nation’s collective memory. But so, too, will his “enduring legacy,” a point RNC Chairman Reince Priebus movingly captured in his column today:

Today his monument stands on the National Mall...