I may not be doing anything at this very point, and for various purposes (other than concentrating on my education and recovery from the upcoming surgery). But in another reality me doing nothing is actively being progressive in the state of protest… shock and ahh people… There is no passive resistance, there is only peaceful resistance, non-violent resistance. One, such as I, can no longer sit idly anymore, allowing for the rule of law to control our lives. I have a dream, and that dream entails living and fulfilling what I want to fulfill at the many things that are part of my future.
I have never indicated passiveness towards anything and will remain vigilant at carrying through truth in my own existence…
In the video above, John Green from Crash courses discusses nonviolence and peace movements in the 20th century. What is nonviolence? What is a peace movement? Well. traditionally, humans often resort to violence when they come into conflict. In the 20th century, it became much more common for people to enact change by means of nonviolence, and there was a common thread of connection between many of the most notable advocates of peaceful change. Crash Course will take you from Gandhi to Gregg to Bayard Rustin to Martin Luther King, Jr, to the Cold War to Arab Spring along a path of nonviolent resistance and peaceful change. It’s pretty great.
Citation 1: King, Martin Luther, Jr., Farewell Statement for All India Radio, 9 March 1959.