King's message of non-violence needed today

Martin Luther King Jr. was ahead of his time. Jan. 15 was Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day, but his commitment to social justice and non-violence should make every day MLK Day.

Although King was tragically assassinated 50 years ago, compared to Mr. Trump’s “my nuclear button is bigger than yours” childish boast to North Korea’s Kim Jung Un, whom Trump has denounced, calling him “Rocket Man,”  MLK’s, “It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence,” could not be more relevant today. Earth to Trump: even you must be familiar with, "One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day."

Might The Day consider starting a “Peace Matters” (it sure does!) column that can cover peace progress among humans and, as important if not more, renewable energy progress that lessens our war on the planet — Trump’s “full steam ahead” policies notwithstanding? Of the 17 hottest years on record, 16 have occurred in the 21st century, confirming our home, the Earth, needs all the help it can get.

Jay Lustgarten


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