The prophetic King speaks to us from the past
Viet Nam to Gaza ‘something’s happening here’
The progressive news program ‘Democracy Now’ has an annual ritual for Martin Luther King Day. They play excerpts from King’s “Beyond Viet Nam” speech he delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967.
About that time, I had just arrived up country from Saigon. Chu Lai was rainy and, compared to balmy Saigon, cold. We were the newl…