Wednesday, September 28, 2011

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness...'

This image is of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking in Alabama for the Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign in 1966. Accompanied by a quote of his, this poster is hanging in my art studio, it feels an appropriate post to launch this blog.

The quote is:

'The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.

Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie,
nor establish the truth.

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
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.

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