Martin Luther King's Use Of Nonviolent Resistance.

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“People try nonviolence for a week, and when it 'doesn't work' they go back to violence, which hasn't worked for centuries.” Theodore Roszak. This saying represents the change that happened in my point of view why nonviolent resistance is better and more effective than violent resistance. Actually, I had believed that the best way to defeat injustice and fight for rights was to use violent actions to prove the power of protesters. However, I started supporting nonviolent resistance, when, I studied Martin Luther King, who broke segregation law by practicing nonviolent actions using civil disobedience (non-violent protests and peace rallies), and listened to his inspirational speech “ I have a dream “. Moreover, the reason why I changed my mind…show more content…
Those words were not only teaching to avoid physical violence towards opponents, but also teaching to spread unconditional love, which seeks replacing love where, before, there was hatred and bitterness. King believed in understanding the opponent not in disgracing him because he believed in the unity of all kinds of people regardless of their religion, skin color and belief. Therefore, King focused on using lovely and collaborative words, which represent unity among people such when he said “ I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”. Similarly, Beji Caid Essebsi, in his campaign for Tunisia presidency after the revolution, he confirmed on collaboration between all the organizations even the opponents such as the Muslim brotherhood organization because he believed in the power of unity and collaboration in improving the country. For that reasons, he gained many Tunisian supporters even from partisans of brotherhood
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