The Department of Defense caused a stir with this tweet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." MLK Jr. #MartinLutherKing
— Department of Defense ?? (@DeptofDefense) January 20, 2014
You can almost hear the heads exploding already.
The negative reaction from DoD critics was swift:
— Alice Marshall (@PrestoVivace) January 20, 2014
.@DeptofDefense "The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government." – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 4/4/1967
— zach s-w (@nerdosyndical) January 20, 2014
— general strike preparer (@samrozin) January 20, 2014
— msummer (@msummer) January 20, 2014
Woah! Had to verify this wasn't parody. RT “@DeptofDefense: "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." MLK Jr.”
— Abe Greenspoon (@worldofabe) January 20, 2014
Good advice if you're living in drone country MT @deptofdefense "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." MLK Jr
— Jeremy ??? (@jeremy6d) January 20, 2014
What was MLK’s stance on gratuitous profanity?