“Don’t let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world.”

Happy MLK Day 2012! One of Martin Luther King’s great acts of moral clarity and courage was breaking with a Democratic administration over its war in Vietnam before it was politically popular to do so. Here he is sounding, not like the warm fuzzy dreamer he is often sanitized into being with the distance of time, but like a righteous and angry Old Testament prophet. These words, sadly, are still relevant today…we have a lot of work to do.

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