words of the wise

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King and his legacies.
One of the things he left behind is a lengthy letter to his “fellow clergymen,” which is posted on b!X’s weblog, which addresses the obedience of just and unjust laws, and which includes the following statement:

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.


Obviously his wise words have implication for more than issues of race in America.