Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Believe in the good and rise against the bad...
" An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" - Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi was a man of brilliance, honor and integrity. He was viewed to many past leaders as the foundation of their beliefs when it came to non-violence and civil disobedience. Gandhi's belief in non-violence was a principle he followed called Ahimsa, which is defined as doing no harm. He encourage everyone to conquer evil with the good in the world through our inner strength. When Gandhi said," An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" he meant that if people react in violence to another and so on, there will be a never ending chain reaction of hate.
He strived to reteach everyone what has already been taught, that the two most important things in life are the truth and non-violence.He loved everyone and believed that those who have wronged others was still had hope, the hearts of even the cruelest and most violent individuals could be won. Gandhi practiced for the greater good, he wanted everyone to realize that there was a way of 'fighting' back, but with our love and inner strength. It wasn't all about the guns, the warfare, and the anger that made a person win a battle. It was and still is about how a person makes their point across without harming those it their path.
In 1930, Gandhi made a bold move, for he was a bold man. He started a campaign of nonviolent protesting against the British salt monopoly in India who taxed India for their salt. Mahatma Ghandi challenged the authority of the British by marching for 24 days and 240 miles, along the way he gained supporters that took part in his march. This man wanted what the people deserved whether it be the truth or no taxation on salt, he did it in the most unconventional way that many saw as humble, strong and powerful.
- "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will" - Mahatma Gandhi
Its funny that those who we look to lead this country tend to be the biggest group of unethical leaders. Most politicians make decisions upon the greater good for the country but lead us down the wrong path. As of right now we are slammed by a Recession and a war, and not to forget we are bombing another country 'to save civilians', but in reality that may possibly start up another war that we don't need. There are a long list of unethical people that have led this country with lies, deceit, and injustice all so they can be remembered for they did for this country which was cut another gash into the flesh of this earth leaving their scar behind. The wars will stop when we realize its the most barbaric way to show our power.
But going into specifics, I would have to go across the waters and pick Saddam Hussein. He was a horrible man that thought only of himself. He lead with the promises that he would change Iraq. Instead he lead for 24 years suppressing his people and causing an Iraq - Iran war that lasted eight years. He invaded other countries that had no reason to be, and held "weapons of mass destruction" with the intent of killing millions in other countries, specifically America. This man had no inner strength, he lead with the idea that power was violence and he could bulldoze whoever he wanted with the force of his military.