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In his speech on Why I am against the war in Vietna, Martlin Luther speaks against the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam war. In the speech, Luther faults the idea that the United States is a liberator. Luther contends that people see "Americans as strange liberators" especially those in Vietnam who were "curse of war for almost three continuous decades" (Robbins 103). Luther believes that the United States is not true to its stands on the independence of Vietnam citing that "government refused to recognize" the independence of the Vietnam even after the Vietnamese quoted the "Declaration of Independence in their document of freedom" (Robbins 103).
According to Luther, the United States did not support the resolution of Geneva that called for the independence of Vietnam. Luther states that the United States supported Diem who emerged to the one of the known dictators. As a result of Diem rule, little was done in "terms of their need of land and peace" (Robbins 104). Luther offer the audience with a revelation that the "he press generally won't tell us these things" (Robbins 104).
In his speech, Luther has raised key concerns about the involvement of the United States in supporting governments which are not helpful to its people. Clearly, Luther states that the United States should experience a change of values instead. In fact, Luther believe that time has come for "new systems of justice and equality" to born. From the speech, the desire of Luther stands on the rise of United States as a nation that will stand as "moral example of the world", and calling for all Americans to make their stand known on the war (Robbins 106). Despite the shortcoming of the United States war in Vietnam, Luther is hopeful that they shall "Shall Overcome" because others as James Russell were right (Robbins 108).