War is not the Answer

"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. 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."

  • Dr Martin Luther King, "Strength to Love" (1963)






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    2 Responses to War is not the Answer

    1. Fåtímå says:

      this is nice

    2. Fåtímå says:

      ah, i was wondering what happened to the world peace, save the world, do charity and very sensitive Fatima, i didn\’t know she is still the same one. You are still a very passionate persn, please don\’t change.
      Best Regards
      Dija Moh\’d

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