If we do not stop our war against the people of Vietnam immediately, the world will be left with no other alternative than to see this as some horrible, clumsy and deadly game we have decided to play. The world now demands a maturity of America that we may not be able to achieve…. These are the times for real choices and not false ones. We are at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line if our nation is to survive its own folly.
1 year before he was assassinated MLK gave a speech that Time magazine called ‘demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi’ and the Washington Post said ‘diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people.’