reply to post by EvolvedMinistry
You see, you failed to see the larger picture.
Like I said in my first post, nobody is glorifying death and "free" violence and killing.
The lesson you should take out from this, is that a single Man, with the right reasons, can change his country, or his world.
It's this kind of person who makes you stand up on your feet, fight for your rights, not as a male or female, not as a citizen of A or Z, but as a
People think that only violence is feed into soldiers mind. To some extent, that is true.
But in the army, later when I was already in sniper school, one of the most valuable lessons that was taught to me, is that violence is not a bad
thing. What can be bad is your intentions.
Why? Because violence is just a way to act, a movement on your part, while the reasons why you do it, change the outcome.
Violence is not injury. Violence is intensity.
Gandhi used violence, tremendous violence. But at the same time, he didn't move his muscles. How does that work? He used moral violence. He showed to
the people he was facing, that they couldn't hurt him, that his values and his independence was far more powerful than any bullet or punch that they
could throw at him.
So, how can a pacifist use violence? Because people have limited understanding of true moral actions.
Peace is not standing still and not doing anything. Peace is when you act under the philosophy of not hurting anyone for the wrong reasons.
You have a bad tooth. You must have pain and violence before you are healthy. I know this is a ridiculous example, but it's just an analogy.
Yes, he killed, and yes, he did kill a lot.
But what he showed was that the price for killing his brothers, sisters, sons and parents, was way higher than the price that the Soviets would be
willing to pay. He showed them they could not win over love, respect, honor and pride. They wouldn't take their homes.
He used violence for a greater good. That's what people are glorifying.
[edit on 15/4/10 by Tifozi]