For Martin Luther King, Jr., his disgust about the moral injustices of the United States grew to the point he could no longer be silent.
On April 4, 1967, he gave the following speech about the moral crisis of the US war in Vietnam. There is great wisdom here for any era. There is truth here that is relevant for our day and our international wars, particularly in Afghanistan, Lybia, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen.
It is significantly strange there has been no equivalent protest and passion against the wars of today as King offered in his day – particularly notable is the absence of protest today from Christian ministers. The injustices of war committed by the US since that time have only multiplied, not diminished.
On December 8, 1999, a civil jury concluded that a conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of Rev. King.
King was killed 1 year, exactly to the date, from when he gave this great speech.
The King family website provides a statement concerning the verdict along with the full transcript to the trial here.
In memory of his name.