I love Hoda Afshar's portraits and videos from Manus Island (it's Australia's Refugee Devil's Island - you go in but you n...
Monday, 21 January 2013
Martin Luther King Day
George Orwell Day and Martin Luther King Day.
To celebrate the occasion, here's MLK's Fight the Power quote:
"Yet our best trained, best educated, best equipped, best prepared troops refuse to fight! Matter of fact, it's safe to say that they would rather switch than fight!"
I wonder what an equivalent contemporary quote would be and who would dare say it. And what would people's reactions to it be? How hated would be be now? As hated as he was back in 1968? It's easy to love and praise MLK from afar, but what would he be saying now? And if he's not saying it, who is? Why aren't you?
Thanks for the mugshot, via Stan Banos.