His goal was for the people of India not to buy salt from the British. Another one of Gandhi’s great accomplishment was when he led India to independence from Great Britain. Gandhi proved that you could get results by staying non-violent. Martin Luther King Jr., can be best described as a brave, brilliant, nice, caring, strong, thoughtful, loving, and a peaceful man. Much like Gandhi he was a strong believer in the
In order to accept a life of obedience, drudgery, and fear, the people of Equality 7-2521’s society follow ideas of Collectivism, Altruism, and Conformity which eliminate the thought of opposition to the leaders, also known as the World Council. Collectivism creates a tie between man and a group of people comparable to Anthem. Altruism creates a feeling opposite of individualism also similar to Anthem, where the people do not have their own thoughts or even have the knowledge of whether they could ever choose Transgression of Preference. Conformity is one of the key aspects of life in Equality’s society which the members of the World Council depend on and one reason why the people do not oppose anything they say. As a result, the people of Anthem’s society live a life whose purpose is not for them individually or for their own self-interest, but for the sake of the World Council and their “brothers.” Instead of living by one’s own mind, society as a whole in Anthem follows a strict policy of Collectivism for the sake of “the common good.” In addition to forcing occupations on the people, the World Council keeps a strong hold of everyone’s daily schedule so that their future plans can not be affected in any way.
ompers“Although obviously a man of great personal pride and ambition, he had dedicated himself and all his abilities to service for his fellow workers. He wanted them to have what he valued most – individual liberty.” FLORENCE CALVERT THORNE (Forward, Samuel Gompers: American Statesman) “Since freedom was the goal, voluntarism was the principle he advocated. Democracy to him meant responsible individuals living in a responsible society. Individual rights were the practical results of that way of life. As president of the American Federation of Labor, Gompers could not compel any person or union to act contrary to his or their judgement.
I believe that the Indian Act should be abolished. I believe this because no one should be discriminated because of their colour, race, or beliefs. It is unfair to put the First Nations people on a reserve, just so that you can own the remaining land. It is also unfair to change peoples’ beliefs just because they are not like everyone else. Everyone should be treated as equals but that’s not the case with Indians, , because no one person is better than another.
On the political side, everyone is free to reject, to revolute and simply to say no. Another aspect of freedom which the American Dream stresses is the freedom of religion as the early founders of the American society have suffered a lot from religious abuse. Freedom of religious beliefs is a basic right for everyone, and any difference in religion cannot be a reason for difference in the gained rights in society. As the American Dream has given great value to the individual, the freedom of expressing person’s opinion and thoughts has imposed itself. Individualism that the American Dream has believed in has made people believe that as they are free individuals everyone should have an opinion and it must at least be heard and respected.
Gandhi saw this as a central importance and it ultimately guided him to create a non-violent way of fighting back against the British. Tolerance of other beliefs and religions was of supreme importance to Gandhi. In his view, “The golden rule of conduct...is mutual toleration.” He believed that every religion deserves equal respect, and no religion should claim to be superior, as he thought that all of them contained the same fundamental truths. From these beliefs Gandhi came to the conclusion that Hindus and Muslims should be tolerant of each other so that all Indians could unite. Another long term factor which contributes to Gandhi’s identity is his experiences in South Africa which fostered his interest in injustice and ways to achieve it.
Egoism is the normative ethical position that moral agents ought to do what is in their own self-interest while social contract theory is the view that persons’ moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live. (Philosophy Encyclopedia, 2004). All men acted out of egoism since they gave more importance on their personal mission of reaching the top of the mountains. They acted out of their self-interest and did not do what must necessary to help save the man. Instead, they all contributed a few things to help him and they did this out of social contract and felt that they are obligated to help the man out because of their conscience.
Gandhi was a wise man,that gave his time and his life for his country,India. Gandhi built up his philosopphy on a clear bases of "non violence". Gandhi wanted the Indepandence of India.One thing to notice,is his sudden rise as a "leader"-althought he didn't like to be treated as one,and estimated itself as a normal person-Gandhi stard at the bottom of the ladder.He was nothing,and little by little,he creates a whole community of "followers".Nothing is really surprising in this point,many leaders usually start on their own and gain power,but the unexpected thing,is that Mohandas Gandhi followed his own philosophy which is as we know truth, Peace, Fearlessness, Love and Nonviolence.Why is it surprising? Because most leader based their social protest on some god,or people - the precise case of Malcom X- they believed in.The social protest,fight of gandhi is most remarquable in the way it was a peacefull protest.None of his followers did nothing to arm or hurt their opposants. Many protest of fight are often violent,bloody and in many case,are not effective and leads to nothing but death.
Gandhi was a man that would “strain every nerve to make Truth and Non-violence accepted in all our national activities” (i.e. Gandhi, 358). He believed that if India could get out of control and show the world that progress could be made, he would show other nations that they too, could gain their own power as a self governed nation. Gandhi and Marx would agree on terms of having self governing nations because Marx’s main goal was Communism. While Marx thought that strength in numbers mattered and how many Proletariats could take down the Bourgeois class, Gandhi believed that “strength does not come from physical capacity” (i.e.