Quote of the Day

Nowhere have the riots won any concrete improvement such as have the organized protest demonstrations. When one tries to pin down advocates of violence as to what acts would be effective, the answers are blatantly illogical. Sometimes they talk of overthrowing racist state and local governments and they talk about guerrilla warfare. They fail to see that no internal revolution has ever succeeded in overthrowing a government by violence unless the government had already lost the allegiance and effective control of its armed forces.Anyone in his right mind knows that this will not happen in the United States. Furthermore, few, if any, violent revolutions have been successful unless the violent minority had the sympathy and support of the non-resisting majority.

—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  1. This is encouraging to me. Now we see the point of remaking the military in their own image. Maybe this is the real reason for a all-volunteer military because when it’s smaller it’s easier to control. What I find encouraging is that the rank and file are not so easily controlled. Consider unions as an example. Of course the military may wind up a lot smaller with the new policies.

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