How I Long for The Impossible Freedoms

restrictions of non-violence



  • Port:
    • Non-violent social movements count on the fact that institutions like governments are powerless without the cooperation of their people.
    • The people can simply stop cooperating.
    • But, I feel WOEFULLY RESTRICTED by the principles behind non-violence.
    • Therefore, I will non-violently stop cooperating with non-violence.
  • Starboard:
    • Isn't it contradictory to cooperate with non-violence in order to stop cooperating with it?
  • Port:
    • Exactly. Restricted.


  1. Stef Says:

    that makes perfect sense… or maybe i’ve misunderstood the way i understood it… or the way you meant it to mean something… i think i should read it again 😉

  2. thad Says:

    Nice. I bet you understand your understanding of it . Which is probably the way I meant it.

    Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

  3. thad Says:

    Sixty years and one day ago Mohandas K. Gandhi passed away. He showed the world the power of non-violence and non-cooperation.

    While non-violence may be humorously impotent against non-violence and a robot uprising, it still remains a powerful force on other issues.

    It could even cause problems for a robot uprising if the robots aren’t completely self-sufficient.