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Parent Article: Gandhi and the (establishment-supported) Myth of Effective Nonviolence (english)
Hatrack gets the DUBYA ACTIVISM MEDAL (english)
29 Oct 2002
Modified: 03 Nov 2002
WOW - boy, pacifism is SO effective, and even though there is a media blackout/disinformation effort by corporate media concerning protests, Dubya is ENDING THE WAR! Because you've loved him SO much! Your abstract spiritualism ahs won over his small black evil heart and now its HUGE and OVERFLOWING and DOESNT WANT ANY MORE COCAINE. While you enjoy the medal Dubya gave you for defanging and making unthreatening any activism at all, here's some quotes to contemplate:

"Strictly speaking, as a Nationalist, he was an enemy [of the British], but since in every crisis he would exert himself to prevent violence -- which, from the British point of view, meant preventing any effective action whatever -- he could be regarded as "our man." In private this was sometimes cynically admitted. The attitude of the Indian millionaires was similar. Gandhi called upon them to repent, and naturally they preferred him to the Socialists and Communists who, given the chance, would actually have taken their money away."
-- George Orwell, in an essay on Gandhi

"The people in power will not disappear voluntarily, giving flowers to the cops just isnít going to work. This thinking is fostered by the establishment; they like nothing better than love and nonviolence. The only way I like to see cops given flowers is in a flower pot from a high window."
-- William S. Burroughs

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"It is necessary to differentiate strictly between the pacifism of the diplomat, professor, journalist, and the pacifism of the carpenter, agricultural worker, and the charwoman. In one case, pacifism is a screen for imperialism; in the other, it is the confused expression of distrust in imperialism."
-- Leon Trotsky

"We have dedicated our lives, our blood, to the freedom and liberation of our people, and nothing, no force can stop us from achieving our goal. If it is necessary to destroy the United States of America, then let us destroy it with a smile on our faces."
-- Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther