Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on American Crisis from Martin Luther King Jr. Words. It needs to be at least 1250 words. Martin Luther King Jr. defined the crisis of American politics as an injustice that has been done to the blacks, who are the outsiders that had come to America according to the whites. During this time, the political philosophy of Black Nationalism also arose, whose proponent was Malcolm X. According to Malcolm, the Negroes did possess a great problem for America, hence they were not wanted (Malcolm). The Negroes’ problem on the other hand was the white man, who had oppressed them for years in their homeland. The Black Nationalism political philosophy according to Malcolm meant that the non-whites should control the politics and economy in their own community. In this paper, I am going to discuss the non-violent tactics that Martin Luther King Jr advocated to respond to the violence of political order and reasons for advocating for such tactics. I am also going to discuss the violent tactics advocated by Malcolm X in response to the violence of political order and the reasons behind his tactic.
Being a clergyman, Martin Luther King Jr advocated for the philosophy of non-violence in order to end racial segregation and discrimination in America. In his letter from Birmingham, he relies much on biblical allusion that stresses love to all, including the enemies. In defense of his non-violent direct action which some fellow clergymen saw as that of an extremist, he asserts that Jesus was not an extremist for love. He goes ahead to quote Jesus’ words from the Bible “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to those that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you” (“Letter from a Birmingham Jail). In this case, Luther was referring to the Agape love God, which is the universal love for all, both the righteous and the wicked. In his opinion, a violent approach is associated with hatred, hence against the Christian love of Agape.