Do we still prefer violence over getting along with each other and the world?
It is possible in any way to reclaim our tainted and lost humanity?
I wish those in the churches and the mosques and the community living rooms and the religious leaders would stand up to the politicians and say, “Don’t go to war in God’s name.
Don’t ask for our prayers to cover your bloodshed.
Don’t seek our religious protection for your unholy political wars.
Don’t ask for our faith votes in the polling place. Leave religion out of your killing fields.”
That kind of religious rebellion against the politicians would remove the brush cover from political fanatics who pretend they are doing God’s work in the fields of war by killing those who are of darker skin and lesser opportunity than those wielding the staff and the cross.
The lesson of Dr. King is one of patience and of loving each other no matter what faith you hold because, in the end, we’re either with each other or against each other and it is always better to choose life over promised death.
If Dr. King were alive today he would be appalled at how far we haven’t progressed and that the military juggernaut is still Racist in declaring war against those who have a deeper pigment to their skin than the majority of Americans and that fact is one that cannot be denied or covered because the faces of the recent foreign dead and vanquished are not Caucasian or Anglo-American or White.
We dither the color line with violence and call ourselves humanistic and we require God’s interleaving on the battlefield to shade our motives as peaceful and freedom-loving when we are nothing but Racist at heart and barbarians in our international policy.