"Meanwhile, across the rest of the planet, people are taking their anger out on the appropriate source of their problems instead of stewing in their own juices until, as programmed, they turn on their own.
— Just a tip from your Auntie:
“How long? Not long, cause what you reap is what you sow!”
I want to get something straight about the “You become as bad as…” trope, because it’s bullshit. Someone who would commit violence against non-violent people is likely to keep doing so. Someone who DEFENDS themselves with violence against that act is an involuntary participant socially and psychologically more likely to revert to non-violence post-threat.
Alice X commented @FarceBook: no day is a good day for promoting violence. You’re losing the plot - becoming as bad as the fascists.
My Response: I had mixed emotions about posting this but I’ve NEVER been “Pacific”. I WILL stand up for my rights, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, WITH ANY WEAPON AT HAND.
On the other hand(sic) I do not, nor have I ever promoted violence as a SOLE SOLUTION.
Only people who have never been subject to a random act of violence or government suppression of their right to survive could think that they could EVER be free of those intrusions into their freedom without violence, and don’t hand me Mohandas Gandhi as an example of anything relevant. He just wanted the British out of India. He HAD NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER in changing the societal power relationships in Indian society, and his family was just as much oppressors of their own people as the Brits were.
The Gandhi family is still despised in much of India’s society for that failure to make even MINOR MODIFICATIONS TO THE CASTE SYSTEM OF OPPRESSION, FAILURE TO COOPERATE with other elements of their movement who would have done so, and the Gandhi family’s STILL overbearing hand in Indian politics according to recent op-eds from the regional news media.
Mythbusting is easy. IF one cares to do so and isn’t relying on myth to make one’s case. Here’s your ‘pacifist’ in reality:
“In April 1918, during the latter part of World War I, the Viceroy invited Gandhi to a War Conference in Delhi. Perhaps to show his support for the Empire and help his case for India’s independence, Gandhi agreed to actively recruit Indians for the war effort. In contrast to the Zulu War of 1906 and the outbreak of World War I in 1914, when he recruited volunteers for the Ambulance Corps, this time Gandhi attempted to recruit combatants…” [wikipedia]
Today’s American political landscape can be quite a confusing and frightening place. The ideas of the Founding Fathers are commonly cited as the foundation of the nation. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are seen as the infallible documents on which American life are based. Freedom, democracy, and liberty are the cornerstones of political and social ideas in the United States.
At the same time, however, the rising tide of Islamophobia is making its presence felt. Politicians support the characterization of Islamic life as incompatible with American society. Media “pundits” decry the supposed influence Muslims are having on destroying the basis of American political and social ideas.
The truly ironic part of this is that Muslims in fact helped formulate the ideas that the United States is based on. While this article will not argue that Islam and Muslims are the only cause of the American Revolution, the impact that Muslims had on the establishment of America is clear and should not be overlooked..
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