MOHANDAS GANDHI NON VIOLENT RESISTANCE
Mohandas Gandhi (October 2, 1869–January 30, 1948)
While watching the movie Gandhi yesterday I was struck with history repeating itself over and over again. I loved the scenery and the sets, but my mind kept wandering back to the American Revolution where our people faced the exact same thing as British “overseers” living lavish lifestyles at the expense of hard working folks in the colonies as destitute “subjects” merely trying to survive. As in America, Indian subjects were unjustly subjected to a similar fate until it took one man to stand up to the British Crown. It must have occurred to Gandhi (a learned attorney) that what happened in America must happen in India as well.
I began thinking of some of the dialog “there are tyrants and dictators, but truth and love always win” (loosely paraphrased). Globally mankind is being subjected to unjust laws or “mandates” meant not to protect against a virus, but using fear to control the masses in what can best be described as organized and government controlled mob rule.
The bible tells us that Jesus is the Truth and God is love, therefore we know who has ultimately won already. Unlike in the movie or in real life where Gandhi says we must find our own road to heaven by doing good; Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the father but through me.”
Doing good works doesn’t get you past the pearly gates, yet we are expected to live at peace with one another when it’s within our power to do so. In the movie we see that India gained her independence from British rule only to become divided by religion and it was 74 years ago today that Mohandas Gandhi was shot and killed as a direct result of that division. Today India and Pakistan continue to be arch enemies as the world simply watches.
People who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. America’s greatest danger comes not from outside, but from within by those who threaten to domestically undermine the US Constitution, out government and the American way of life. What will it take for you to stand up! – I am the Real Truckmaster!