Discussion in 'Current Events' started by _dmp_, Apr 21, 2004.
That is absolutely true.
Would Ghandi have been successful, though, if the catholic church were to promote it?
They DID bring Hitler to power.
Great quote! I've never thought of pacifism in that context before.
Yes. It seems all liberals try to make peace with those who desire their unconditional death. You can go tell the others what you've learned!
It could be reworded to state: "Pacifism can be pratical when the party in charge is fundamentally good."
As it stated Ghandi's policy worked because the English are in most respects good people. King's policies brought about Civil Rights, because most American's are good people.
Terrorists, dictators, and relgious and secular fanatics, tend to be evil.
Therefore pacifism does not sway them. It encourages them.
Cool quote,dmp, and informative comment, Zhukov.
However, I imagine if King or Ghandi were alive today they would still be defendng Pacifism, hard to imagine how though in light of the situation in the Middle East.
I don't imagine a Camel Boycott would have worked in Iraq or Afghanistan
We all know what happened to protestors there.
I'd bet they'd be smart enough to realize what works, and when...
The king perhaps would agree with you, but I doubt Ghandi would. Though I suppose it's all speculation anyways!
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