kellyresponse - to them Peace can only be forced upon...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Anthony Bonanni Bonanni - 1 Professor Schild English 0802 23 September 2010 Response to Petra Kelly “Nonviolent Social Defense” I agree with a lot that was said by Petra Kelly in terms of her opinions on non-violence, but I do not agree with many of her approaches to fixing the problem of violence. Influencing peace is a great thing to do, but it is not realistic in this modern era. Peace does not work against angry, violent people that want the worst for everyone. Everyone that is against violence would love to have a completely peaceful world, but how will they go about spreading peace to people that just do not want peace? She wants a "...new way to peace that is completely without the use of military force," but I find this to be completely impossible because I think that the only way to spread peace to violent people is to be violent
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: to them. Peace can only be forced upon violent people, because they are obviously not willing to consider peace. She also mentioned something called social-defense. I think that it is a terrible idea because you cannot defend yourself as a nation from another nation whose only concern is to destroy this nation. Social defense may be able to work against a nation that you are in a disagreement with. It will absolutely not work against a terrorist organization that only wants to kill us, and does not care how they have do it. She mentions that violence leads to more violence, but she does not understand that open communication and love do not work against angry, hateful nations and organizations. When it comes to hateful nations, everything you try to do will lead to more violence from them, except for defeat....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern