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. – Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength To Love, 1963.
I intended to write something profound here, but I wound up spending so much time reading Dr. King’s speeches this morning that I was almost late for work. There’s nothing more profound than the man’s own words. So, just go there.