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OT : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Elfstone, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Elfstone

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    Today is Gandhi's Birthday , 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948.
    I am very lucky to live so close to a Lake Shrine where a
    small portion of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi remains reside
    in a wonderfull shrine.

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    I have always admired Gandhi, though I think he was mistaken. He used a pacifisticapproach, non-aggression but he used it against gentlemen. The Brits.
    Had he attempted to use this strategy against, say, the Nazis of WW2 fame, I doubt his success would have been as great.

    Or the genocidal gov't of anti-Indian America. Or, well, go pick a country and a people. People are as bad as they are, w/o xception, in any country, regime, or era. Just saying......sometimes you just gotta kicktheir butt. Some people just won't listen to reason.
     
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    As opposed to the other, lesser-known Nazis?
     
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    Please enlighten me, in my youthful ignorance I don't know exactly what ghandi's "success" was.
     
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    I wouldn't exactly go out and call the Brits gentlemen back then. There were a lot of murderous violent acts they committed in order to keep their territories in check. Granted, nothing as bad as the Nazi's and holocaust. Just think how large the British colonies were prior to their breakup - no way a small island of less than what, 20 million people back then could oppress such a large population/size of colonies without some intimidation.

    Gandhi is considered the father of India as he led the at least one of the largest independence movements in India from British rule.
     
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    The ideas expressed in this pic are false... :thumbdown:
     
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    I'm not sure that they are false. They are ideas, and ideals, and goals. Something to wish for and strive for.
    My view of the world and humanity is pretty pessimistic. Yes, the Brits were as bad, as anyone else, during some of their colonial rule days. As were all colonizing countries. Still, the fact that a resistance of non-resistance could work against them speaks realms of their redeeming qualities. There have been some groups, at some times, that this approach just wouldn't have worked. They would have all been mercilessly slaughtered.
     
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    I'd have rolled over his dumb ass with a tank...
     
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    I think you miss his point.
     
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    In a religious sense they could be true, but in this world hate is more powerful and abundant than love is. Truth is rarely seen, just watch the news... nobody tells the complete truth. Tyrants and murderers are brought down because of hate or because they are human, the reason the police even exist is because of hate. (By that i mean police exist to keep the peace) The first paragraph is true in history only when backed by something. The 300 spartans for example had more like them back home, if they didn't have any others that thought the same they would have died in vain.
     
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    No, I don't. I am not as noble.