Thoughts on MLK Day:
"Everybody passionately seeks to be well-adjusted. We must, of course, be well-adjusted if we are to avoid neurotic and schizophrenic personalities, but there are some things in our world to which men of goodwill must be maladjusted. I confess that I never intend to become adjusted to the evils of segregation and the cripping effects of discrimination, to the moral degeneracy of religious bigotry and the corroding effects of narrow sectarianism, to economic conditions that deprive men of work and food, and to the insanities of militariism and the self-defeating effects of physical violation."
"Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position which stands out sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion. The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that it will include everything and so popular that it will include everybody. ... Not a few men, who cherish lofty and noble ideals, hide them under a bushel for fear of being called different."
"If Americans permit thought-control, business-control, and freedom-control to continue, we shall surely move within the shadows of fascism."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., whose holiday we celebrate today.
P.S. If you haven't read his speech at Riverside Church in a while, it's worth checking out.