G 20 Summit: People Give Up On Their Souls

 

Photo of burning police car by James Ferguson

 

Police car burning in Toronto

Photo by James Ferguson see BBC News

 

Violence just brings more violence,” a woman said into a megaphone as an anarchist set fire to a police cruiser. “What you guys are doing, it’s breaking my heart.”

 

See full story at The Star.

 

I am not a visionary. I claim to be a practical idealist. The religion of nonviolence is not meant merely for the rishis and saints. It is meant for the common people as well. Nonviolence is the law of our species as violence is the law of the brute. The spirit lies dormant in the brute and he knows no law but that of physical might. The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law-to the strength of the spirit….

The rishis who discovered the law of nonviolence in the midst of violence were greater geniuses than Newton.

–Gandhi

See: http://www.mkgandhi.org/nonviolence/index.htm

 

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

 

–Martin Luther King Jr.

 

That’s all nonviolence is–organized love.”

 

–Joan Baez

  

See more at: Waging Nonviolence

 

See also: Quaker Quaker

 

And: Center for Christian Nonviolence

 

S.K.

0 thoughts on “G 20 Summit: People Give Up On Their Souls

  1. Even a Lakers championship is used in L.A. as a reason to try to create momentum for violent anarchy. Quote me as saying, “Violence is created by people who think that they have nothing of significant value to lose by inciting violence.” Unlike Gandhi, I have more difficulty separating our “species” from the “brutes”, and the most powerful brutes in human society typically are not the ones who are setting fire to cars in the street.

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