Just like Gandhi…if he was really pissed off

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Re:The real question is…. (Score:5, Insightful)

by Old97 (1341297) on Tuesday April 21, @06:36AM (#27657725)

I’m a Gandhi loving,

There’s not many who truly love Gandhi & respect his teachings who see militarisation of an entertainment device as ‘great’.

I don’t see that as inconsistent. I don’t agree that Gandhi’s approach works everywhere with everyone under all circumstances. His approach of passive resistance works best when confronting a nation of people who see themselves as civilized and decent so it worked against the British. Martin Luther King used Gandhi’s approach in the U.S. and that worked well. If the Irish Catholics’ resistance to Britain followed Gandhi instead of the IRA, the troubles would have ended sooner and more easily. If the Palestinians used Gandhi’s approach against Israel instead of following the PLO there might now be one secular state where people of all denominations were equal.

I don’t think Gandhi would have been successful against Hitler or Stalin or Mao. They would have killed him and moved on. There is a time for fighting.

Re:The real question is…. (Score:4, Insightful)

by Whiney Mac Fanboy (963289) <whineymacfanboy@gmail.com> on Tuesday April 21, @07:29AM (#27657967)
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Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

        –Mahatma Gandhi

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