Monday, January 19, 2009


And tomorrow Inauguration Day. Just, damn... It feels right, doesn't it?

Last year I posted one of my favorite speeches, "Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam". This year, I want to share a quote I find particularly appropriate.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength To Love, 1963.

So, I say; let us hope, and let us love.