On the 49th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fusion Films is re-broadcasting the powerful sermon delivered just two days ago by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II at the historic Riverside Church in New York City. The Riverside Church is where Dr. King preached his controversial “Beyond Vietnam” sermon on April 4th, 1967, exactly one year before his death.
Rev. Barber speaks again about the three major issues Dr. King so often spoke about, racism, materialism and militarism.
What has happened to the peace movement? How did militarism become so mainstream and accepted in our society? How did military equipment end up in domestic police departments? As Rev. Barbers points out in this sermon, the Republican administration is proposing an additional $56 billion be added to an already out of control military budget.
How can politicians rail against the costs of programs that benefit everyday Americans, like health care, Medicare and Medicaid, programs supporting the arts, public education and transportation, medical research, and on and on, when all of those things add up to a fraction of the military budget? How?
Silence is not an option.