Why Did Martin Luther King Contribute To The Vietnam War

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The first point Martin Luther King gmade was that because of Vietnam war the economy will continue to get poor. Instead of America using its funds for energies in rehabilitation, they had excessive use of men and money to contribute to the war, only making matter worse. He is explaining that America were irresponsible by using their resources, time and energy. Instead of helping, they were causing the country to lose more money and men. Martin Luther King stated “So, I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.” - The second point Martin Luther King made was the matter of sending our loved ones to war only to fight for a country that wouldn't give them freedom. Black and White men were expected to fight together in the war yet back in the states, they couldn't do beside one another or even use the same water fountain. Black men were fighting for a country that didn't even support them. As Martin Luther King said, “We were taking the black young men who had crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem.…show more content…
King was trying to explain non violence to the angry, oppressed black men and women who wanted to do nothing more than to take their rifles and dispose of their problems. However, how could he get people to follow the nonviolent movement when the Vietnam war was anything but. Martin Luther King asserts in the passage, “Their questions hit me, and I knew that i could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to greatest purveyor of violence in the world today - - my own

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