Is our movement really at a crossroads? Must we choose between violence in the streets or a life of couch-bound apathy? Are we doing as much as we can to be effective or are there aspects of our activism and our behavior that we can improve on to achieve greater happiness, prosperity and effectiveness?
It is simply impossible to talk about firearms as being a part of satyagraha. They are diametrically opposed. You may or may not like satyagraha, you may disagree as to its effectiveness and you may have a thousand different opinions on Gandhi the man and the leader but there is no factual or historical basis for claiming that guns are compatible with satyagaha.
I got discouraged with the whole liberty community thing last fall. So I took an 8-month break. You probably didn’t notice and don’t care. That’s quite alright! Why did I get discouraged? Sometimes I feel like I’m doing my thing all by myself over here. It gets lonely and frustrating. I was being ridiculed by […]
Nonviolence, argues Dr Michael Nagler in the above talk (well worth its 46 minutes), always makes things better, even when we who practice it get hurt or killed. I have to agree. For the more skeptical, think of it this way: at least it’s not making things worse. Consider this: in India, where nonviolent resistance […]