I never intend to adjust myself

…to economic conditions that will take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few and leave men by the thousands and millions smothering in an air- tight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society.  I must honestly say to you that I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism in the self-defeating effects of physical violence.  For in a day when Sputniks and Geminis are dashing through outer space, and the guided ballistic missiles are causing highways of death through the stratosphere, no nation can ultimately win a war.  It is no longer a choice between violence and non-violence.  It is either non-violence or non-existence.  — MLK, Speech at Illinois Wesleyan University, 1966

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