The Fierce Urgency of Now

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late… Over the bleached bones and jumbled residue of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: ‘too late.’ … Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter–but beautiful–struggle for a new world.

— Martin Luther King, Jr., “Beyond Vietnam”

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