Monday, January 19, 2009

RIP Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coretta Scott King embraced a vegan diet in 1995 due to the influence of her son, Dexter Scott King. Coretta believed that promoting animal rights was the next "logical extension" of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy of non-violence.

"Veganism has given me a higher level of awareness and spirituality." Dexter Scott King, Son of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered” Martin Luther King, Jr.

And another rotting corpse gnawing welfarist steps up, ... "I think how we treat our animals reflects how we treat each other. It's very important that we have a president who is mindful of the cruelty that is perpetrated on animals." Barack Obama

And even more important would be a president who leads by example, not empty words.

“All ancient philosophy was oriented toward the simplicity of life and taught a certain kind of modesty in one’s need. In light of this, the few philosophic vegetarians have done more for mankind than all new philosophers, and as long as philosophers do not take courage to seek out a totally changed way of life and to demonstrate it by their example, they are worth nothing.” Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher

Unless Obama didn’t read the United Nation’s LongShadow Report regarding Factory Farming. In which case, I would have to forgive him for he knows not what he does not want to face. GIVE ME A BREAK! He knows - Proof:

”There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it” Denis Diderot

“On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Okay Barack Obama, Cowardice, Expediency, and Conscience are all asking you right here and now, "Who is your master? Your tastebuds or your leadership for real change?"

Martin, Coretta, Dextor, our nation and the world are all waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting, ...

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