Why Not Try Non-Violence?

There is lots of calls for more non-violent protests these days….I just point out some historical context to the argument. chuq

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We all have well aware of the protests and the riots and violence that keeps breaking out.

30 years ago I presented a paper at a scholars conference at the Univ. of Louisville on the “Shortcomings In The Theory Of Non-Violence”…..I apologize but the original paper was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina…I lost a large portion of my pre-pc papers in that storm.

This is the confirmation of my paper being accepted….

Let me say before I begin…I am not saying the a non-violent campaign has no place in protesting for change…only that it is not always a win even when it is declared to be one.

I have read many op-eds that call for these protesters to return to the days of Gandhi and MLK,Jr and their use of non-violence to achieve their goals.

Now I ask what did these movements achieve?

I actually wrote about this back in 2017…

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4 thoughts on “Why Not Try Non-Violence?

  1. You are quite contradictory. In one post you fanatically state that you are anti-war and war doesn’t solve anything and then you turn around and say peaceful methods don’t work either.

    1. Peaceful does work….not when it is nothing but a show issue and not pursued. That somehow makes me contrary because the attempts do not work…interesting. chuq

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