But The Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee saw no reason not to continue on because the men had cleared the way and therefore they believed they should be able to move through without problems. I believe that Martin Luther King wanted to maintain his practices of non-violence so he abided with his agreement with the federal mediators in order to not endanger anyone. SNCC was a part of “Bloody Sunday” and first handily witnessed the anger and brutality of the men who attacked the demonstrators causing them to be filled with hatred.
“I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Are the words that Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, hoping for the end of racism, discrimination and segregation. He had a dream for everyone to have the right to be treated equally, as all man should be. Martin Luther King started a revolution; people that were being treated unequal were fed up. This dream was for all war against racism to have an end to it. So that everyone can get together and form in unity as one nation.
That is how is written on his tombstone and it should be remember that way, like a hero. I also believe by us talking about his character flaws it wouldn’t be fair for him because he is not present to defend himself or to even listen to his side of the argument. No one is perfect, people in general have flaws and doesn’t determine the time of person they are or will become, Jefferson should be remember for his accomplishments and all the good he did this
Martin Luther King Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and became a pastor as well. This helped to influence the way he protested. He was a nonviolent speaker and wanted blacks and whites to be equal in society together not separated. He was a very good public speaker and many blacks along with whites supported his belief of being equal. Malcom X did not have the same lifestyle that Martin had the ability to grow up with.
His puritan worldview led him to believe that “God has laid himself under no obligation, by any promise to keep any natural man out of hell” (Edwards 175). He thought that one should live his life fearing the Lord, and fearing hell even more. Edwards tries to convince his listeners of life's uncertainty: death is always but a breath away, and for the wicked that meant that perdition was always but a breath away. This sermon was intended as a wake-up call for those in the audience who underplayed the greatness of God and overemphasized their own worthiness. In opposition to Edwards beliefs, through his work Thanatopsis, Bryant portrays an acceptance of death.
However, the citizens wanted to make their own rules to follow, sensible and understandable rules. Further on Paine explains “the sun will never shine on a cause of greater worth?” I think that Paine is saying that it is such an issue that we should look to reform it in any way so that it is more fair to all citizens. The struggle of having a King or a Monarchy for the people at that time was difficult. The community wanted a more fair and equal government, while the king was not giving that to them. Let’s take for instance when Paine refers to the past writings of another author, Mr. Pelham “they will last my time.” The name of ancestors will be remembered for their great deeds by future generations with destinies of their own.
In Martin Luther King’s acceptance speech for the noble peace prize, he articulates that nonviolence is a perfect answer to the crucial political and more question of our time- the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression. Individuals of the black race were patronized and attacked due to racial injustice. MLK created a notion of nonviolence in order to end this injustice. He emphasizes that demonstrating a nonviolent demeanor is a much powerful force, which allows social transformation. However in order for social transformation to exist we must all develop a mentality/lifestyle that rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.
Most people will never have to face the same challenges as the people of Le Chambon, but still, it’s a core part of what it means to be morally responsible. Pastor Trocme’ said to the people of Le Chambon, “Don’t give up your consciences to participate in hatred, betrayal and murder.” The people of Le Chambon didn’t discriminate against Jews, they only saw them as people just as they were. They did what was morally the righteous thing to do. President Obama said in his speech, “…..No one is born a savior or a murderer. These are choices we each have to make.
Okonkwo's one and only weakness was his fear of becoming a failure like his father. This fear drove Okonkwo to embrace the values of manliness and fueled his desire to be strong; which then drove him to rashness and in the end contributed to his death. Accepting the ways of manhood isn’t a sign of weaknesses, the problem is how narrowly he defines it. Okonkwo was part of a patriarchal society and the male gender was already established with great authority. For Okonkwo, however, any kind of softness and tenderness was a sign of weakness.
The case for being a pacifist “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.” ― Mahatma Gandhi “First, it must be emphasized that nonviolent resistance is not a method for cowards; it does resist. If one uses this method because he is afraid or merely because he lacks the instruments of violence, he is not truly nonviolent…. A second basic fact that characterizes nonviolence is that it does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his friendship and understanding….The end is redemption and reconciliation. The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.” Martin Luther King, Jr Nowadays, pacifism is not popular.