“War is Obsolete, All Life is Interrelated” – Martin Luther King, Jr

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Creative by Nature

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

war obsolete

The following are excerpts from one of the lesser known yet most insightful of Martin Luther King’s speeches, his Christmas Sermon of 1967. Here his emphasis on peace, love and the wisdom of interdependence, the need for humanity to recognize the inter-relatedness of all life and our connection to one another. The full transcript and audio can be found at these links.

“If we don’t have good will toward men in this world, we will destroy ourselves by the misuse of our own instruments and our own power. Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete…

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