The radicalism of the 1967 speech didn’t just extend to Vietnam. King called for the U.S. to ‘undergo a radical revolution of values,’ saying that ‘we must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society.’ He continued:

‘When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered… A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.’
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