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GANDHI : What do you think?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 23 Feb 2004, 07:06
Post 10 Mar 2004, 04:28
I've been reading a lot about Gandhi and watched the movie again recently.The one with Bill Kingsley in it. I must say the story of his life has moved me.
Infact I think he would be a good role model for communists.
I like his non-bloodshed revolution ideas..unity among people despite diversities.But then again he was too liberal which made him weak in a way that he woud not survive the 'real' world. Reminds me of Jesus.

What do you guys think of Gandhi ?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 04 Mar 2004, 14:43
Post 10 Mar 2004, 07:45
I never found Ghandi too liberal, and not too weak either. Whether or not he was a hero is up to the people of India to decide, but his impact was enormous, and he showed a way many groups of people (e.g. the Palestinians) could learn from.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 23 Feb 2004, 22:46
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Post 10 Mar 2004, 11:39
Gandhi never fully broke India with imperialism and exploitation. India may be formally independent today, but it is still economically-dominated and politically-"influenced" by the US and UK. I admire Gandhi's work and think he was a progressive force in society, but I think that experience has taught us that we have to go a different way.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Feb 2004, 06:15
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Post 10 Mar 2004, 15:59
I agree with Andrei. Gandhi did not break the essence of colonialism.

If you ask me, I think he was an utopian socialist
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 22 Feb 2004, 21:43
Post 10 Mar 2004, 18:29
Gandhi was an anomaly. Too many people use his peacenik ways as an argument against violent revolution. But he is in the HHUUUGGEE minority. Generally, you're better off cracking some skulls than asking nicely.

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Feb 2004, 23:36
Post 10 Mar 2004, 18:42
Ghandi believed in the "turn the other cheek" part of christianity. I'm willing to turn my cheek, but if you slap the other one, I'll break your arm.

Basically, try nonviolence first, but if it doesn't work, don't give it a 2nd chance (your opponent sure won't).
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face. Forever.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 Jan 2004, 19:01
Post 11 Mar 2004, 06:49
"Speak softly and carry a big stick" -- Theodore Roosevelt
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