• Martin Luther King Jr. or the U.S. Air Force?

    Time for an admittedly difficult quiz. Three of the quotes below come from Martin Luther King Jr. The other is from a statement issued by an over-zealous Air Force public relations officer.

    Can you tell the difference?

    * "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom."

    * "I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today, my own government."

    * "Dr. King would be proud to see our Global Strike team — comprised of Airmen, civilians and contractors from every race, creed, background and religion — standing side-by-side ensuring the most powerful weapons in the U.S. arsenal remain the credible bedrock of our national defense…Our team must overlook our differences to ensure perfection as we maintain and operate our weapon systems…Maintaining our commitment to our Global Strike team, our families and our nation is a fitting tribute to Dr. King as we celebrate his legacy."

    * "Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers."

    Don't be sad if you failed the quiz. They didn't call him Martin "Global Strike" King for nothing.

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    Tags: Martin Luther King, Media, Military

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