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Re: “Protesters vs. Berkeley Cops

Peace activists resorting to the creation of enemy-images, fundamental righteous absolute positions, and violent confrontation, seem to be playing into the tyrannical actions and discourse they ideologically oppose.

The way I understand nonviolence is that force is used only to prevent physical violence (someone beating an unarmed individual, for instance).

It seems that we need to live the society we want to see in our everyday, every moment interactions with the phenomena we come into direct contact with, which will shape what we put out into the physical and metaphysical. In other words, set the example. An internet search for nonviolence, Michael Nagler, Marshall B. Rosenberg, etc. - will open up the information that my opinion is based on. I'd love any insight or opposing points of view about what peace activism is about.

Posted by JB on 03/15/2008 at 9:26 AM

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