Non-cooperation and redemption

The following clip taken from the movie Gandhi is one of my favorites and it’s one I think of often. The United States imperial power controls Iraq & Afghanistan and we view our presence there as essential to the peaceful operation of those two states when in fact we are a foreign power and though the puppet regimes we have in place seem to want us to stay there are no doubt citizens in both countries who wish we’d leave. Gandhi and India’s witness to history is powerful. Without firing a shot they removed the British from India. It took a lot of work and many Indians lost their lives at the hands of the British including the famous massacre at Amritsar but eventually the British left and through it all India and Britain maintain a cordial relationship. Throughout it all Gandhi chose not to demonize the British but to redeem them. That is the best possible consequence and one that is worthy of emulation everywhere.

 

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One Response to Non-cooperation and redemption

  1. rahkyt says:

    I like the idea of non-cooperation a lot. That is the only way these structures will come tumbling down. Just think if we all did it. Started farming again, creating our own money based upon local businesses and real wealth, broke down into local communities and governments, created trade agreements with each other, all connected by internet, utilizing new and sustainable technologies, not subject to the control of Elites who only want to kill us all anyway. Ah what a world it would be.

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