A never-before heard interview with Martin Luther King just surfaced in an attic in Tennessee. Discovered on a perfectly preserved reel-to-reel tape, the interview was recorded on December 21, 1960, three years before King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
It’s pretty incredible to compare King’s attitude in 1960 to the political climate today. Even under sanctioned oppression he advocates evolving beyond seeing your political opponents as caricature enemies and engaging them with respect. Nonviolence “means refusing to use external physical violence, and also refusing to use internal violence of spirit. If one is truly nonviolent he has a loving spirit. He refuses to inflict injury upon the opponent because he loves the opponent,” King says.
Ok, let me try this… Mitt, I love you, man. Ugh…still doesn’t feel right. Anyway, watch the video below—it’ll help wrap up your week on a high note.