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Pilgrimage to Nonviolence


On Nov 16, 2011 AtoZ wrote:

In popular terminology, non-violence refers to physical non-violence. Usage of non-violence protests means that you are using violence in the domain of "ideas" or "memes" and not "genes".

Non-violence can only work against certain kind of oppositions. Try using non-violence against animals who want to eat you or human beings in the grip of an ideology bent upon destroying you to suit their religious beliefs. An immature or unevolved bully can only understand force. Peace can come from a position of strength and when backed with force.  

Although, strategically it may make sense when physically weaker to use violence in the domain of ideas (which is equivalent to using non-violence in the physical domain.) 



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