— Jeremy (@puntelj) https://twitter.com/puntelj/status/425384255988826112
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. https://twitter.com/hashtag/MartinLutherKing?src=hash
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense/status/425267580668891137
You can almost hear the heads exploding already.
The negative reaction from DoD critics was swift:
.https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense "The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government." – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 4/4/1967
— vogelfrei (@nerdosyndical) https://twitter.com/nerdosyndical/status/425285950491463681
https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense U.S. agencies found guilty of assassinating https://twitter.com/hashtag/MartinLutherKing?src=hash http://t.co/NBdTkjYvu2 fuck you DoD
— optical delusionist (@Ghostpickles) https://twitter.com/Ghostpickles/status/425318947114590208
Really??? RT https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense: "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." MLK Jr. https://twitter.com/hashtag/MartinLutherKing?src=hash
— msummer (@msummer) https://twitter.com/msummer/status/425390329341022208
Wait… https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense tweeted something about MLK? Irony has reached its pinnacle.
— Chris Roberts (@croberts5) https://twitter.com/croberts5/status/425389357260746752
— Chazcon (@El_Chazcon) https://twitter.com/El_Chazcon/status/425388772914495489
Is this how you toast wedding parties in Yemen? RT https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense: "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." MLK
— Laila Lalami (@LailaLalami) https://twitter.com/LailaLalami/status/425387742948642816
Start writing the retraction and polish in your resume//https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense:"The quality,not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
— josABank (@theJoshBanks) https://twitter.com/theJoshBanks/status/425383832922386432
— Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) https://twitter.com/mollycrabapple/status/425384859477889024
What was MLK’s stance on gratuitous profanity?