Thursday, September 29, 2016

Trumpian non-violence

watch this video:

This guy is not being violent, but is allowing himself--perhaps because he misjudged the situation--to become a means of eliciting the hate and violence of those around him. This is more or less what MLK Jr. and Gandhi did. They both KNEW they would provoke reactions, even if they couldn't know how bad it might get. Certainly they knew it was always possible it could cost them their lives.

How ironic that we find the defense of common decency, common sense, and sanity requiring such measures. Unexpected: no; but unquestionably ironic. It is easy to know who the oppressors are: the ones who cannot tolerate dissent.

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