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When we hate hate, we all lose.
Too many Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Activists fight Injustice, create further Aggression.
Activism is synonymous, these days, with aggression. From the left, from the right.
It shouldn’t be. The lineage of civil disobedience and non-aggressive activism runs from the Buddha and Jesus, to Gandhi through Thoreau through MLK, Jr., Cesar Chavez and Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela. All have concluded that love is active, not just passive.
Do you believe God is love? Do you believe love conquers all?
Recently, a wonderful, progressive, equality-fighting-for friend of mine tweeted something about embracing rage. I get it: “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention” is hard to argue with, these days.” I tweeted back to her: embracing rage? Activism—hell yes. Aggression creates aggression, however. Love is stronger than hate, and it can be active, not passive. “True nonviolent resistance is not unrealistic submission to evil power. It is rather a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love, in the faith that it is better to be the recipient of violence than the inflictor of it, since the latter only multiplies the existence of violence and bitterness in the universe, while the former may develop a sense of shame in the opponent, and thereby bring about a transformation and change of heart.” ~ the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
Or, as Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche urged us, never give up on anyone. ~ waylonlewis of elephantjournal Share your story or view, as long as helpful: elephantjournal.com/post Get my daily editor’s letter only at: elephantjournal.com/best Subscribe and support independent community: elephantjournal.com/subscribe to read unlimited and see 90% fewer ads. #mlk ️ #oldandwashedup #leadership
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