Because when Gandhi used, in India, the tactic of having people lay down on railroad tracks to protest, I said, ‘and it worked.’ I said, ‘But if a group of black people lay down on railroad tracks here, in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, any of these Southern states, a train would run you over and back up to make certain you’re dead.You cannot make a moral appeal in the midst of an amoral society.’ And I said that it was not immoral.
They want the law to be upheld and they want the corrupt to be punished, with justice and recompense for those who have suffered.
Yet while corruption is such a huge problem, the national and global efforts to deal with it are often weak.
The success of the movement for African American civil rights across the South in the 1960s has largely been credited to activists who adopted the strategy of nonviolent protest.
Leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Jim Lawson, and John Lewis believed wholeheartedly in this philosophy as a way of life, and studied how it had been used successfully by Mahatma Gandhi to protest inequality in India.
It was difficult to believe that these people would continue to carry on like this because the situation was so oppressive in Mississippi.
We were driving one night and I had taken off my shoes and felt something on the floor which was cold. Maybe I can move it." He said, ‘Well, that's my shotgun you have your feet on.’ Of course my feet flew up. You have a Constitutional right, and that’s what Daddy said, ‘I have a right to bear arms.
It traps the poorest in the most desperate poverty as corrupt governments around the world syphon off funds and prevent hard-working people from getting the revenues and benefits of growth that are rightfully theirs.
It steals vital resources from our schools and hospitals as corrupt individuals and companies evade the taxes they owe.
The Hicks family was protected by the Deacons, and Barbara Collins, the daughter of activist Robert Hicks, reflects on her father’s position on armed self-defense in an interview with the family: “And my dad always said, ‘What kind of man –?
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