Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Role Of The Common Man

These are words of wisdom from the intellectual and academic, Noam Chomsky, to the American people.

But it's something that we Malaysians can take away as life lessons too.

Noam Chomsky Explains the Best Way for Ordinary People to Make Change in the World, Even When It Seems Daunting

In the history books, there’s a couple of leaders, you know, George Washington or Martin Luther King, or whatever, and I don’t want to say that those people are unimportant. Martin Luther King was certainly important, but he was not the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King can appear in the history books ‘cause lots of people whose names you will never know, and whose names are all forgotten and who may have been killed and so on were working down in the South.

I think of love as something strong and that organizes itself into powerful, direct action. We are not engaged in a struggle that means we sit down and do nothing. There’s a great deal of difference between non-resistance to evil and non-violent resistance. Non-resistance leaves you in a state of stagnant passivity and deadening complacency, whereas non-violent resistance means that you do resist in a very strong and determined manner.

Read the full article; you won't regret it.

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