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For example, When Michael Brown was killed there was a several marches around the country they all got national attention. In Martin Luther King’s speech he argues that people should stick to using non-violence instead of using violence to solving your problems: “So in the days ahead let us not sink into the quicksands of violence; rather let us stand on the high ground of love and non-injury.” The idea that we should use non-violence instead of using violence is better because if you start to use violence people are going to say they want change but they are harming our city 's, we cannot advocate violence because we want change to happen and we don 't want more people getting hurt. Indeed we should use non-violence because we will get national attention. Ultimately non-violence protests are better than violent protests because if we want to change something from happening we have to be civilized americans and not make things
Throughout the history of mankind, power has always been exercised on people as a way to suppress civil disobedience. Most of the time, resistance was and is still being produced as a backlash to the exercise of power. Foucault stated that: “Where there is power, there is resistance.” (1998:95) People have used different kinds of resistance to meet brutality such as acquiescence, physical violence and nonviolent resistance as stated by Martin Luther King in his article named “Three Ways of Meeting Oppression“.
I agree with his interpretation of how to live the happy life because one cannot help another at the expense of their own happiness. As Dalai Lama once said, “Happiness is not something really made. It comes from your own actions.” Russell writes “the happy life’’ from the point of view of a hedonist and a moralist.
Humanism plays an important factor in The Grapes of Wrath but it dosen’t play an important role until later in the novel. The Joads start off with a religious philosophy but slowly start to gain a more humanly based philosophy( "Dora Games." : Humanism in The Grapes of Wrath). This is evident when every chapter is looked at closely for example when Uncle John asks Casey if he did a sin “to let [my] wife die” to which Casey tells him that if he believes it's a sin then it is (Steinbeck 281). This shows that Casey believes in rational explanations rather than questioning if a higher power approves of his actions.
Both Thoreau and Gandhi faced the consequences of disobeying wrongful laws. Americans in the 1900s disregarded Prohibition because it took their rights away. Hoping if many people continue to break the same law, the government may realize that the rule is flawed. The overall respect for law is still present and once again, it is completely acceptable to break unjust laws.
Martin Luther King Jr had the best approach on Civil Rights for the African Americans “ Non Violent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative tension that a community has constantly refused to negotiate…” Martin Luther King Jr wanted to establish peace between the whites and the African Americans, but some people disagreed and wanted to take a different approach thinking that it would work better than non-violence.. In the NAACP document it states “ … If the methods have any single common denominator, it is that the have always been non-violent. Today non-violence is stridently challenged on the premise that Negroes must defend themselves when attacked. “ If the approach of non-violence has worked for six decades
An outsider may see this resistance as good, as they people stand up for themselves and their beliefs. Instead of being silenced these strong citizens aim to go against the new governing system. Nevertheless, one cannot forget nor diminish the risk these people take: “My father had gone to take some photos of the demonstration (…). It was strictly forbidden. He had even been arrested once but escaped at last minute.”
Resisting authority and the act of civil disobedience has been on display in a number of both low- and high-profile occasions in this country’s history. With his essay, “Resistance to Civil Government,” Henry David Thoreau would go on to inspire an entire generation to take a stand and to fight injustice and corruption whenever spotted. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela were all some of the high-profile examples of civil disobedience, but the act of resisting authority and combating social injustice did end in the last century. If anything, it is stronger now than ever before. Since the dawn of this sweeping epidemic of police brutality, people have taken it upon themselves to seek action, to protest and to seek peace from
Chiu Wing Keung (1155048829) Mr. CHOY, Chi Keung GESC2190 Great People and Great Speech 15 Dec 2014 Take Home Examination Question 1 A. Introduction Civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance are significant means for people to fight for what they want for long. By refusing to cooperate, usually with the government, people can use their power to strike for justice and freedom without any use of violence, to change the current unjust situation, to gain what they deserve. In modern societies, which value the importance of human rights, peace, justice and more, nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience are more easily-accepted methods of protest generally. In this essay, these two strategies of protest will be discussed, with Gandhi and Martin Luther King’s uses as examples and a look into Hong Kong’s recent use of civil disobedience.
James Bevel once said, “ I guess by ’63 we were pretty confident that we had developed a science that would allow us to eradicate segregation in that it was incongruent, you know with the basic tenant of our Constitution” (James Bio). Bevel was a civil rights activist who committed many acts of civil disobedience. Civil disobedience is where protesters disobey the law. They are protesting something (Suber) to try to get the government to change a law that is unfair to a minority (Brownlee). James Bevel was a strong leader during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s.
He reports about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties. Radley is also an author of a book named “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”. This editorial is targeted to persuade lawmakers and anyone else opposing meth being legal. Lawmakers passed laws that made it more difficult to acquire pseudoephedrine because they believed it would prevent meth from being produced. Several years passed and that clearly is not the case according to several
He said he had asked for a review of solitary confinement, declaring that it was "not going to make us safer" to hold an inmate alone in a cell for 23 hours a day. And he condemned prison rape and said it should be treated more seriously. "We shouldn 't be making jokes about it in our popular culture," he said. "That 's no joke."
Many people thought that there was more courage involved in resisting the draft than actually going to war (Berlatsky 29). The people at the Goshen Conference soon found that out. They wrote a statement to the government, called the Goshen Statement, which talked about the Brethren’s standpoint on war and peace (Garber 9). By doing this, they reaffirmed their historic position with peace (Long 16). After the government received the statement, it wrote back and said that the statement was treason (Garber 9).
In Martin Luther King Jr’s writing he writes about three ways people resist oppression, which can relate a lot to today’s society also. The three ways he writes about are people accept the doom of being repressed, people fight in a violent way against the oppression, and finally people fight in nonviolent matter against the oppression. These three ways relate to 2016 also because of how people protest certain actions. The violent way is sadly the most common one with riots breaking out, and what would have been a peaceful protest turning into something much more violent. Examples of violent protesting recently are certain Black Lives Matters protest that have gone too far, and eventually lead to injury or people dying.