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Response to Kath1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 01:30 AM

8. I fail every time something like this happens.

My better angel beseeches me to love thy enemy, turn the other cheek, and willingly submit to the pain unleashed beneath the hand of those who oppress me. But my impulse is to hate, loathe, and strike back in retaliation.

Self-sacrifice lies at the basis of nonviolent civil disobedience. Eventually, the selfless suffering of the satyagrahi impels the oppressor to see the injustice and evil of his ways.

Unless it is a sustained and ever-present force, how can nonviolence triumph over this?

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