Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Gandhi is an outstanding example of a revolutionary, one that many other revolutionaries have followed in their quest for a nonviolent change in society. Albert Einstein was one of many to praise Gandhi's achievement; MLK, the Dalai Lama and all the world's peace movements have followed in his footsteps.

Gandhi began by believing that the politics of passive resistance and nonviolence should be effective in any situation, at any time, even against a force as malign as Nazi Germany. His hunger strikes could stop riots and massacres, and he alone was responsible for the transformation of the demand for independence into a nationwide mass movement that mobilized every class of Indian society against the imperialist.

I, like many others, will try to follow an example in nonviolence as I start forming my personal revolution.

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