After being shot he gazed vacantly in all directions and saw there was no one anywhere. Only the wayward bullet from the pipe-gun, that had shot out and got lodged inside his chest. Trying to fix the long lead-pipe with his hands, he thought, this was not supposed to happen. Raising his arm high towards the young woman walking briskly along the pavement ahead, he called out:
In Mayjust a year before his death after a long struggle with cancer, the Irish Columban missionary, Fr. Below are some extracts from his talk. What active non-violence is not: But I want to say what it is not: Active non-violence is not passivism.
Evil must be resisted. It is not neutrality. But you really need sharp and clear political analysis, and I think we run away from that sometimes.
It is not cowardice. It is not a magic wand. It is not a fire engine that you call in to put out the fire: The first one, and the most important one, is that power does not flow from the barrel of a gun. Power flows from consent and therefore the name of the game is getting people to withdraw consent.
You target the people on whose consent this particular thing depends and they have to be targeted. The next presupposition of non-violence is that actually most violence - not all, but most violence - is caused by injustice, and every time we work to remove injustice, we are pre-empting the violence that results.
There is a saying: Another presupposition to remember is that the real causes of injustice are usually hidden. The need for social and structural analysis is very important.
Religious people - and I include myself there - can sometime run away from that important action of finding out why, what is the cause, what is going on here? The last presupposition is that people are basically good. But I feel those of us involved in a non-violent struggle believe, I believe, that people are basically good and that there is a possibility that a person can change.
I felt very embarrassed because I was really giving a strong talk, and more or less giving out about a lot of things as I understood he would have stood for. But then he called me aside and he said the following: But I have hectares of sugar and 2, mango trees.
He had to stay with them for maybe 10 years if he could. That sort of thing happened over the years, took me quite by surprise.
So I believe that people - deep within people - there is a goodness and I think that we [must] keep that. The ultimate aim is reconciliation: So we really do have to lower our voice and make sure that what we say now will not in its own way prevent reconciliation in the future.
Definition of active non-violence: It is both an art and a discipline. I can forgive you, you can forgive me, without you even knowing it. But reconciliation demands two people.
Forgiveness can be an act: Forgiveness is for one, reconciliation is for two. Forgiveness is an act.Chegg users can also get: 30 minutes free online tutoring Connect instantly with a live tutor for 24/7 help @JoeyMazz2: "I've learned way more from Chegg than I've learned from any lecture this year." Best kept secret of college success.
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