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Forum Post: I don't think being just "Non-Violent" would have gotten MLK or Gandhi very far.

Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 7:28 p.m. EST by unarmed (213)
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The Boycotts, Sit-ins, Mass Marches, Petitioning Politicians, Stating the Problem and Getting Overwhelming public support, had a lot more to do with it.



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[-] 2 points by SSJHilscher (75) from Madison, WI 10 years ago

When non-violence becomes synonymous with non-sacrifice for non-change, the pacifists have been defeated by the cowards, and those who favor violence take over.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 10 years ago

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[-] 1 points by SSJHilscher (75) from Madison, WI 10 years ago

You'll notice that despite TIOUAISE's spamming all day every day of the same walls of text, the commissars will never ban him for breaking the forum rules. They selectively enforce the rules. The rules only apply to those they disagree with.

[-] 1 points by vvaidya (1) 10 years ago

It was non violent passive resistance. The Indians did fight but nothing worked like the civil disobedience movement. the violence damaged the movement.

[-] 1 points by Owlet (99) 10 years ago

No, actually Gandhi's people were willing to be clubbed and shot by British soldiers WITHOUT BITCHING ABOUT IT or fighting back, which is something that escapes the OWS people.

[-] 1 points by drcumella (15) 10 years ago

Maybe because they were flanked by other violent groups, the non-violent majority seemed more sane to the power-elite, leading the power-elite to give ground to the non-violent movements? Those 2nd Amendment folks who showed up in Phoenix might be helping out...

[-] 0 points by agnosticnixie (17) from Laval, QC 10 years ago

Actually the Indians fought back, a lot.

[-] 1 points by Uriah (218) 10 years ago

Oh yeah, they did. Well, not so much at first, but when they got going, they went with it.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 years ago
[-] 1 points by guest (68) 10 years ago

not in today's world- that's why we use the writings of GENE SHARP http://www.aeinstein.org/organizations9173.html

his book from dictatorship to democracy just kick the asses of dictators in the middle east & lybia

now his books are being used bt OWS

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 10 years ago

Non-violence is not the path of the cowards and the weak, it is the path of the strong and the brave.

And also of the very SMART.... Dr. King and his closest advisors used to spend days planning, strategizing.... and THEN they prayed. :)