Today is MLK day, a day to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his great fight against racism, the chain of obedience, unjust wars, and unjust laws. My university (and likely yours too) has events planned in rememberance of Martin Luther King this week. I made a flyer (see below as .jpg and .pdf) to hand out at MLK events on your campus, while tabling, or through guerilla marketing such as a dorm storm
Use this week to do activism and educate about the lesser known aspects of MLK and the liberty philosophy. Table, use sidewalk chalk, host a discussion/debate/Q&A! But remember, don’t argue–dialogue and recruit!
MLK was correct in saying, “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” is “my own government.” That is even truer today. And it is a good reason to remind people that government is violence. As George Washington said, “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.” (See another flyer on that below–put it on the other side of the MLK flyer if possible! And don’t forget the invaluable YAL palm cards!)
“Noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as cooperation with good.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
”Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.