Excerpt from MLK Jr From “Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]” dated 16 April 1963:
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was ‘well timed’ in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word ‘Wait!’ It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant ‘Never.’ We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that ‘justice too long delayed is justice denied.’ ”
“The Responsibility of Intellectuals” by Noam Chomsky published as a special supplement by The New York Review of Books on 23 February 1967 contained “It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.”
While opposing ideas and those who demand freedom from oppression exponentially mushroom, it is responsible to expose the truth and speak of lies.
Louis DeCola, Jr. © 2020 The Hygiology Post ®