Justifications of Martin King Luther Jr.
In paragraph 3, King’s critics look at him as an outside agitator, but he explains to them that he has come to spread the gospel of freedom. He is imitating Apostle Paul, who left Tarsus to spread the teachings of Jesus Christ. Since Macedonia has called for help, he must respond to their cries. Birmingham needs King most.
In paragraph 4, King is in Birmingham because of the injustices taking place. He cannot narrow his thoughts to the idea of an outside agitator and watch other people suffer. He believes the injustices of Birmingham are everyone business. After all, even Atlanta is in the United States and does not, therefore, fit their idea of an outside agitator.
In paragraph 5, his critics disapprove of the ongoing demonstrations at Birmingham. They ignore the source of the demonstrations. The white house structure has no solution to offer to the Negro community. King, an outside agitator according to them, knows the establishment of the cause will solve the problem once and for all.
In paragraph 6 King and others went through all the steps to measure the level of injustices in Birmingham yet when it was time to reach an agreement with the leaders, they refused to reach a peaceful agreement.
In paragraph 15, King is criticized for breaking laws. He responds that unjust laws are not laws, but he feels obliged to obey just laws to the letter. Any laws that do not promote the personalities of people are unjust.
In paragraph 27, his critics see his
nonviolent activities as those of a religious fanatic. He has stood between two
black forces against each other. These forces have lost hope in the White man
and have nothing to do with his doctrine of Christianity. King himself is White,
and he is advocating peace among the blacks.
King, Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Rhetorical devices: A handbook and activities for student writers. United States of America, USA ISBN: 978-158049-765-7: Prestwick House, Inc. 2011. Print.