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Forum Post: Gandhi and King have given us a users manual

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 25, 2011, 11:10 p.m. EST by GandhiKingMindset (124)
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Thanks for all you’re doing. It is a beautiful thing. Please think like Gandhi and MLK. They were not just skilled religious and moral leaders. They were experts at non-violent peaceful provocation. King and supporters sat at lunch counters and were willing to be jailed to bring heinous practices into the light of day (where they can’t survive). Gandhi and his fellow citizens “made salt” when they were told they couldn’t and were willing to risk arrest and worse. In both cases, the power structure couldn’t lock everyone and the actions of the power structure couldn’t stand the light of day. Gandhi and King FORCED the issue non-violently and peacefully onto the world stage because they a) provoked reaction and b) were willing to go to jail c) adhered to non-violence which gave them moral authority with general public D) their cause was just and most importantly E) they SKILLFULLY PLAYED TO THE PRESS so that the reaction of the oppressor was displayed openly for all to see. I think you should block the entrances to this new green zone they’ve set up around wall st. They can’t expand it forever. They are afraid of your non-violence because it makes them look bad. I urge you to engage in peaceful non-resistance. Get the media near you and then zip tie yourselves together by the hundreds and SHUT DOWN WALL ST FOR A DAY. Yours is a just cause. That little 3 or 4 block area of Wall St is responsible for much of the world’s suffering. We did this in the 80′s with apartheid. I spent quality time with Abbey Hoffman personally discussing his tactics. I’ve studied King and Gandhi relentlessly and I’m telling you, you have them on the run. You have a growing movement and you’re getting the world stage. But now you need to use it.



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[-] 1 points by 0815 (58) 12 years ago

Gandhi's Non-Violence Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4z2JvaO-Xg

And adapted to our situation:

I want to welcome you all. Every one of you. We have no secrets.

Let us begin by being clear about the U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act: All Americans must now be fingerprinted, their faces tagged in recognition databases, and their bodies scanned with high-frequency radiation (biometrics), like criminals, men and women.

And our policemen, passing by an American dwelling --I will not call them homes-- may enter, and demand to see some ID. And they may stop you at random, on a mere hunch, and strip-search you, pat you down, and even grope you in the name of "Homeland Security". Understand, that under this Act they do not even need a warrant or probable cause.

I recognize these as the draconian measures of a police state that they are, and am prepared to die in defending the cause of freedom. But there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill. Whatever they do to us, we will attack no one, kill no one, but we will not give our biometrics -- not one of us.

They will imprison us, and they will fine us. They will seize our possessions, but they cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.

I am asking you to fight! To fight against their anger, not to provoke it. We will not strike a blow, but we will receive them. And through our pain we will make them see their injustice, and it will hurt -- as all fighting hurts. But we cannot lose. We cannot. They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then, they will have my dead body -- not my obedience.

We are Christian and Jew and Hindu and Muslim and and Agnostic, children of God, each one of us. Let us take a solemn oath, in His name, that come what may we will not submit to this law. (Atheists substitute for whatever you want to swear by!)

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

Note - "The Time Is Now for the “Radical Revolution of Values” That MLK Called For"! ... by Austin C. McCoy:

per aspera ad astra!