Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK on tension

Chicago's Chuck Goudie (no Tea Partier for sure) writing on the Return to civility?
King said often that he was not afraid of the word “tension.”

“I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth.”

In the case of the Tucson slaughter, it is just opportunistic to redirect public attention toward the loud and angry voices of political disagreement than to focus on what actually happened: A disturbed young man with a gun opened fire.

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