Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963 wrote to express his conviction that peaceful demonstration against racial segregation was a moral act. Many of the ideas that he expressed in that essay can help us to see resistance to covid tyrannies as a just act. I am surprised to hear that Canadian authorities want to punish Canadian truckers for demonstrating against covid mandates. If you will take the time to read this essay, you may find it easier than before to support Canadian truckers in their stand against forced m-rna shots, which have already killed as of January 28th more than 23,149 people.
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Here are a few quotes from the “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” 1963, by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
“There are just laws and there are unjust laws. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral obligation to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with Saint Augustine that “An unjust law is no law at all.” “
“An unjust law is a code inflicted upon a minority which that minority had no part in enacting or creating because they did not have an unhampered right to vote.”
“There are some instances when a law is just on its face but unjust in its application.”
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
“…understand why he must have sit-ins and freedom rides. If his repressed emotions do not come out in these nonviolent ways, they will come out in ominous expressions of violence. This is not a threat; it is a fact of history.”
Please read this essay. It is well worth the time and it puts today’s problems in a clearer light.