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Unformatted text preview: Birmingham and most potent weapon available to the Negro in his struggle for freedom and justice. If we succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle. Unborn generations will be the recipients of long and mighty bitterness. SLHS Value File Non-Violence Good
NONVIOLENCE IS ESSENTIAL TO DEMOCRACY Ralph. T. Templin, "The Role of Pacifism and Nonviolence in National Defense", Ch. 17 of Democracy and Nonviolence,, p. 306 The essential method of democracy is peaceful change; without this method it cannot exist. Today world order under law has also become a necessity of democracy; force which supports democratic law, unlike sectional or unilateral might, is orderly and for the general welfare. Democracies require a force not of nations, but of people; a force employing not arms but nonviolence. Any evil which must be resisted must be resisted with the only finally effective method. Both violence and nonviolence as overt methods exist only because thought has found expression in action; the real nonviolence seeks to replace the thought which divides brother from brother with the thought that unites all men. NONVIOLENCE IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO RESIST ACTIONS IN THE NUCLEAR AGE Ralph. T. Templin, "The Role of Pacifism and Nonviolence in National Defense", Ch. 17 of Democracy and Nonviolence, p. 299 The nuclear age is forcing man either to shape a kind of life in which resistance to anything will no longer be necessary, an obvious impossibility, or else to find a mode of resistance which is possible and effective. Gandhi's accomplishment in the first half of the twentieth century, an amazing performance of alternative revolution, is for democratic peoples the basic ingredient of the new world order of peace for which all sane men yearn. Nonviolence promises more hope for man than any other developing dimension in human relations. ACCEPTANCE OF SUFFERING CAN BE A POWERFUL SOCIAL FORCE The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior, in the speech "THE MEANING OF NON-VIOLENCE." There is another point in non-violence and it is this. It says that suffering m...
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- Fall '13