Violent vs. Non Violent

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Allison Eckert Virginia Guneyli Eng 101-22 March 4, 2009 Violent Vs. Nonviolent Revolution During the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. captured the positive attention of the nation, not by murder, but with his philosophy and commitment to the method of nonviolent revolutions (afroamhistory). According to Martin Luther King Jr., this was the only solution that could get rid of society’s evil and create a just society among the whole nation. He put his belief into action and proved that using peaceful methods, such as leading protests and marches for civil rights, was an effective method to eliminate racial segregation. In his protests, the passive resistance actions reduced the threat of violence and caused greater participation from ordinary people in the movement. n him. He was closed minded and acted out of hate by killing to set an example, never trying the idea of a peaceful uprising to show his passion and beliefs. Martin Luther King Jr. chose to look at the whole situation and the problem within, instead of acting out of hate like Che. King believed that there were six main points behind a nonviolent revolution. He believed that nonviolent revolutions were not cowardly even though the protestor was not physically aggressive, his mind and emotions are always active, seeking to persuade the opponent that he is mistaken. The second point that Martin Luther King Jr. made was that nonviolent resistance awakens moral shame in the opponent. Other points that he made were that nonviolent resistance is a battle against evil, nonviolent resistance will require suffering, the nonviolent resister was on the side of justice, and the outcome of the revolution would be more powerful and peaceful. (afroamhistory) Martin Luther King Jr. fought his demons with peace and love in his protests. He used his intelligence and passion to support his…...

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