Saturday, January 23, 2016

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

This is often attributed to Ghandi. But, like many things on the internet, he never said it.  The closest verifiable remark we have from Gandhi is: “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.”

So what is he really trying to say? I believe Brian Morton of the New York Times hit it squarely on the head.

“Here, Gandhi is telling us that personal and social transformation go hand in hand, but there is no suggestion in his words that personal transformation is enough. In fact, for Gandhi, the struggle to bring about a better world involved not only stringent self-denial and rigorous adherence to the philosophy of nonviolence; it also involved a steady awareness that one person, alone, can’t change anything, an awareness that unjust authority can be overturned only by great numbers of people working together with discipline and persistence.”

This is what we’re here to talk about.  How we, as a group, can overturn unjust authority. The fact is, our Federal Government is out of control. As citizens and patriots, we have a responsibility, a duty even, to correct the course of runaway government.

Where do we begin?

  • Writing Congressional representatives.
  • Recruiting others.
  • Being prepared to resist.

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