Gandhi’s religious idiocy and muddled thinking…//Gandhi Led a Mass Movement for India’s Freedom — But He Also Constricted It

Gandhi has confused activists for what now is generations. Look at the American War for Independence and the Civil War. Should these have been non-violent movements. That’s false moral nonsense. Gandhi’s nonviolence has usurped the whole spectrum of tactics on the left. All the great struggles for freedom involved revolutionary means. India could have achieved … Continue reading Gandhi’s religious idiocy and muddled thinking…//Gandhi Led a Mass Movement for India’s Freedom — But He Also Constricted It

The American Revolution wasn’t a Gandhian movement

The American Revolution wasn’t a Gandhian movement February 2nd, 2017 • We need non-violent movements, but we must also reinvent revolution: that is, the ‘system reset’ that recomputes state motion from a new starting point. The United States has its own rich history – past and present – with effective uses of nonviolent resistance. The … Continue reading The American Revolution wasn’t a Gandhian movement

Sanders, socialism, pacifism, and MLK (who was a better guide to non-violence than Gandhi)

The issue of non-violence is tricky, but proposals of violent revolution aren’t exactly clear cut either: in a way MLK was a better guide to non-violent tactics than Gandhi who was confused on many issues and whose efforts belie the real actions that brought Indian independence. Gandhi was basically a ‘westerner’ who adopted Indian costume … Continue reading Sanders, socialism, pacifism, and MLK (who was a better guide to non-violence than Gandhi)

Gandhi’s confusions and Jainism

https://redfortyeight.com/?s=gandhi We have a lot of posts on Gandhi here and they replace to some extent the older posts from the older Darwiniana cited at Redline blog in their excellent discussion of the question. We have cautioned many times that Gandhi is a misleading thinker, if not confused, and his position is not really supported … Continue reading Gandhi’s confusions and Jainism

How successful was/is Gandhian peaceful civil disobedience? – Redline

Invaluable essay(s) at Redline on Gandhi and non-violence. They link to the old Darwiniana which long plied a theme of critique of Gandhi, but the older blog doesn’t exist anymore, although an archive of hundreds of the posts are preserved at The Gurdjieff Con. by Philip Ferguson Last week, we looked at key myths around … Continue reading How successful was/is Gandhian peaceful civil disobedience? – Redline

Gandhian moral fetishism…

https://redfortyeight.com/?s=gandhi We need hold no brief for ‘violence’ to critique non-violent pseudo-morality and the Gandhi fetishism of moral politics. Gandhi was a strange case: his bible was the Gita, a book that explicitly condemns non-violence… Non-violent tactics are often the only option, but we can look back and see how the left has been cripple … Continue reading Gandhian moral fetishism…

Can non-violent rebellion do more than run out the clock on planet destruction…?Hedges  wants gandhians to overthrow the neolibral gangster regime…that is more violent than violence, because it will get millions killed…

If you read only one book this year, it should be Roger Hallam’s “Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse.” Source: How to Save the Planet and Ourselves