Words To Remember

“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comments

  1. thank you.

  2. Dean Sage says:

    Appreciate the sentiment, but apparently MLK never said it, says Megan McArdle of the Atlantic Monthly.

    http://tinyurl.com/6dmvht4

  3. http://gawker.com/#!5797883/the-osama-bin-laden-mission-the-latest-news

    photo ready to be memed – insert anybody or anything right behind Obama, even Osama himself – hop to it

  4. Misattributed Quote of the Day: “I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.”

    You’ve undoubtedly seen this quote somewhere online today, most likely attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s both pensive and timely; certainly looks like something a nonviolent activist such as King would say.

    Unfortunately, he didn’t. And neither did anyone else before today, when the originator of the quote took to Twitter and decided to pretend to quote King.

    “What do you get out of saying something pithy, and getting no credit for it?,” asks The Atlantic‘s Megan McArdle. “Perhaps they only wanted to say this thing, and knew that no one would pay attention unless it came from someone else,” she posits. “Or, perhaps they are getting a gargantuan kick out of seeing people repeat their lie ad infinitum.”

    As Abraham Lincoln once said: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re not quoting Martin Luther King, Jr.”

    http://thedailywh.at/2011/05/02/misattributed-quote-of-the-day/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+feedburner%2Foicv+%28The+Daily+What%29

  5. Oh shut the fuck up. The world is a better place without Bin Laden. And stop misquoting Dr KIng to make your whiney little point, you tool.

    • word to that. . King’s enemies were racists and bad people, but they weren’t evil terrorists with the blood of thousands of people on their hands and hellbent on killing innocents to further their view of what the world should be. Osama is the devil. . . you should rejoice at the fact that his evil brain now is just a stain on some shitty pakistani rug.

  6. @James, You are a tool. Oh yeah, racists who lynched, degraded, and hated people because of who they are is so not the same thing, King was just dealing with some “bad people” as you say. It’s the same concept, misguided, misinformed, ignorant people who sadly take their views to a disgustingly violent and extremist level. While it was a definite strategic victory, and gave solace to thousands that he died, it’s not necessarily something a redneck should pelt out “U-S-A” in celebration to. Ass.

  7. better without bin laden, huh, dink? how many deaths is he responsible for, huh, twat? how many is cheney/obama responsible for, huh, dickwad? YOU need to shut up. before i fucking make you.

  8. Free Soul says:

    King’s Enemies built Atomic/Nuclear Bombs & Terrorized People for Centuries. “alot more died”
    History gets loss when People are mentally Impodent..
    It’s good he’s gone but maybe next time Russia wants to invade Afghanistan we should mind our own business. Maybe they would’ve killed bin laden before he started his Jihad on America. We keep propping these people up, give them our Technology or CIA training, then complain when they bite us. Life’s a double edged SWORD.

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