"King spoke out against Vietnam. Suddenly a new international dimension impinged upon the consciousness of America. True to his Christian ideals, King saw the pervading nature of racism and oppression that led directly from the Christian idea of history. That we were in Southeast Asia at all derived directly from our conception of ourselves as guardians of history against all movements that would upset the balance we had achieved by military and economic power alone. King saw that there could be no solution to domestic problems without a solution to international problems. And resolving international problems meant giving up the Western interpretation of history and the role of Western nations in history."
— Vine Deloria Jr., from God is Red.