“I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the ‘isness’ of man’s present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal ‘oughtness’ that forever confronts him. So let us reach for the world that ought to be – that spark of the divine that still stirs within each of our souls.”Martin Luther King Jr.
accepting his prize in ’64
The Rama had the gall to use these words and repeatedly invoke the memory of MLK for his own personal agenda, an agenda that includes, according to the prize recipient, finding himself in the position of having to deal with the world “as it is” – the implication being that King was living some kind of fantasy by not being president. In attempting to make this comparison, he dug him up and killed him again. But not before defiling the corpse to the delight of the Nobel Committee.