He thought that if he died that it would make national headlines and people would see how unjustly the Indian people were being treated. Gandhi was imprisoned many times, but this did not stop him and his movement towards freedom. There was a point in the movement when it started to get violent and Gandhi made sure to suspend the movement and emphasized to the Indian people the importance of nonviolence. The Indian people were very disciplined. The first reason they were disciplined is because of their leader Gandhi.
Many people joined him on the march for salt. He didn't make a riot or disturbed the government. Gandhi only led the march that would change the government's mind bout salt removal. Thoreau, Mandela, and Gandhi have one thing in common. The three of them went to jail just for fighting for what’s right and what they believed.
This began the expansion of towns and businesses alongside roads. International trade had also become very common, as Ieyasu had issued ‘350 red-sealed permits for armed merchant ships destined for South-East Asian ports’ (Saldais M, Smith R, Taylor T, Young C, 2012). Ieyasu was also a strong believer in having a stronger emphasis on education. He had organised several free of cost Buddhist schools throughout Edo, teaching the faith that he very strongly believed in. Tokugawa believed in the Buddhist religion to the extent, that him and his army began killing Christians on the coast of Japan, if they were ever found.
Gandhi, leader of the indian independence movement. Gandhi put in a lot of hard work to gain their independence, was imprisoned many times, but has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. In his essay he mentioned twice about how they will not obey their laws. He mentioned this when he said “We made it clear to the said Government that we would never bow to its outrageous laws” and also when he said “but so long there is yet life in these our bones, we will never comply with your arbitrary laws.” This demonstrates civil disobedience because he just told them simply and peacefully that they will not abide by those laws they've set. They didn't try to fight or overrule the government, they just informed them what they were doing, and they protested without using violence.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a very honest and genuine man in his time. He was inspired by many people who came before him. One person who inspired him the most was Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi believed that there could be peaceful protesting. Martin then took this and made it into what he strongly believed in.
The motivation his fast provided provoked people to stop the violence, in itself shows the weight this little man carried, able to persuade hindus and muslims alike. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” ( Mahatma Gandhi).. So, many people respected Gandhi, including his enemies, and his will was a force unlike no other. He lived his life in truth, and spoke to everyone with truth and wisdom, he highlighted self knowledge in everything he did.
Two noteworthy films seen in class were Machine Gun Preacher and The Long Walk Home both films surrounding racism and the power of religious quest. While watching these films the audience can compare the methods used for protests in each film to Malcolm X’s use of active social injustice by following the motto “by any means necessary”. Unlike Malcolm X fighting for the social injustice of his own race, Machine Gun Preacher and The Long Walk Home portray white protagonists fighting on behalf of a race that is not their own. Machine Gun Preacher introduces the protagonist Sam Childers a recently released prisoner that is verbally and physically abusive towards his wife and family. Childers is lost, naïve, and addicted to drugs but then goes
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and sent to jail because he and others were protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham, Alabama. While sitting in jail he received a letter from 8 white clergymen stating that his methods were unwise and untimely. So Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took it upon his self to reply to the fellow men explaining his vision and beliefs to achieve his goals in Birmingham. In the letter he had a lot of strategies to make his argument with the 8 men first, he explains about all the brutality records and numerous of unsolved bombing of Negros house bombing and churches because laws as of just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God.
It even persuaded the Roman catholic Bishop Joseph Aloysius Durick. Originally a conformist cleric, Bishop Durick, along with his seven colleagues wrote the letter "A Call For Unity", calling on Martin Luther King Jr. and his "outsiders" to go home during the Birmingham protests of 1963 and let the courts work toward integration. King responded with his Letter from Birmingham Jail, voicing his disappointment in the white clergy, who should be "among our strongest allies". This, and a message from Vatican II, led Bishop Durick to become a strong voice for civil rights in the segregated South! He did this in the face of severe persecution by his own congregation.
Martin Luther King, Jr once had said,” I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great of a burden to bear.” You can say that MLK is one of the best known advocates to use unconditional love and nonviolence instead of bloodshed to deal with a conflict, and be successful with the manner. During his days he was one of the most loved and hated men for the things he did for trying to reach equality, yet throughout his time of living it's obvious that he fought for human rights and balance. Even though some people say he caused to many problems, in that day of society, MLK’s work helped us to have what we have today. Which would be equality and balance between the races.
Gandhi 's six points have been inspirational to many people, whether it 's during a non-violent protest or just in general, these points have helped us all. Whether it 's the Delhi clothing burning or the salt march his followers have stayed believing he will bring them equality and justice. The burning of British clothes in the street of Delhi Gandhiji 's followers publicly burned their clothes just to make a point and even though it 's after the Amritsar Massacre they followed through. This requires courage, showing Gandhiji 's first point, nonviolence is not passive, it takes courage. Through the whole movement Gandhiji has lead people when threats arose, he didn 't stand there; he walked.