One of the greatest myths that we live under today is the myth of peaceful resistance in the sense that peaceful resistance will cause substantive change in society.
It will not.
I call peaceful resistance the Gandhi myth.
We have all seen the movie Gandhi.
We have all seen him dressed up in his homespun peacefully sitting there, speaking common sense, forcing the British to abandon the Raj.
It’s a wonderful vision.
Peaceful resistance is a noble concept, a beautiful philosophy of life.
Unfortunately peaceful resistance does not work.
Nor does man’s beauty match the beauty of that philosophy, for we are not beautiful. We are a savage species with rare bursts of nobility.
We eat everything.
Our appetites are insatiable.
Nearly every animal on the planet runs away from us.
We are brutes who only think we are noble.
There is essentially no nobility to mankind.
Peaceful resistance didn’t work for the French prior to the French revolution. King Louis was happy to sit there and have the Parisians peacefully resist.
It didn’t work for the Americans prior to the American revolution. King George was happy to sit there and have the colonists peacefully resist.
It didn’t work for the Russians prior to the Russian revolution. The czar was happy to sit there and allow the peasants to peacefully resist.
It didn’t work for the Hindus in India. The British were happy to sit there and have Gandhi peacefully resist.
Do you know who forced the British to leave India?
Adolf Hitler bankrupted the British Empire.
When he bankrupted the British Empire, the British could no longer afford to maintain their overseas possessions.
So they gave them up.
By the way who forced Adolf Hitler out of power?
Was it Americans dressed up in diapers singing Kumbaya in the forest?
Massive bombings forced Hitler out of power.
Who forced the Japanese to stop their tyranny in the South Pacific?
Two nuclear weapons and the threat of invasion by the Soviet Union.
The sad reality of power is that the ruling class doesn’t listen to reason, can’t listen to reason, and has no desire to listen to reason.
After all, they reason, we are the elites, are we not?
Many noble people in our country today stand before the crowds, place their foot forward upon a rock, and piously proclaim in order to profess their superiority: I renounce violence.
Did our Founding Fathers renounce violence?
No, they did not.
The Founding Fathers knew what they were up against. They were up against an intransigent King who believed in his divine right to rule.
Who were these upstarts, the king must have thought.
This is the way the ruling class thinks.
This is the way the ruling class will always think.
Humanity is not evolving into a benevolent force field.
We are who we are.
The elites are who they are.
They are not going to change.
The only way to defeat them is through violence. They will not listen to reason.
The experience of humanity proves it.
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