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Forum Post: Gandhi and Martin L King gave us instruction manual that works...

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 26, 2011, 7:10 a.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 forced things out into the light of day like this in the 80′s with apartheid protests and this forced corporations to divest. 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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