Pacifist horsecrap on KABA

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:32:55 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Mike Vanderboegh - a graphic telling of something I've believed for a long time. Nonviolent resistance only works against a moral foe. If your foe does not value human life, the only way to defeat it is to kill it.

Had the Japanese got as far as India. Gandhi's theories of "passive resistance" would have floated down the Ganges River with his bayoneted, beheaded carcass.

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This is just dumb

Submitted by David Gross on Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:19:38 GMT

Is there any evidence at all that the Chinese practiced nonviolent resistance, much less an organized, nation-wide satyagraha campaign, against the Japanese invasion? None at all. They tried to violently resist and failed. So your commentator equates failing at violent resistance and then surrendering with conducting organized nonviolent resistance, in order to prove the point that a satyagraha campaign is equivalent to laying one's head passively on the butcher block.

The idea that nonviolent resistance only worked in India because the British raj was so civilized and restrained is also hogwash. Historians are still debating whether the British massacred millions or merely hundreds of thousands of Indians following the Sepoy Mutiny, for instance.

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