Peace, Freedom and Extremism

Posted by M ws On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 0 comments
I enjoy J.G. Vibes' writings tremendously and he certainly did not disappoint in the following article posted HERE yesterday where he said:


What do people like Gandhi, Martin Luther King and John Lennon all have in common? Well, they were all extremists, extremists who wouldn’t hurt a fly.

I guess this makes some sense, considering that peace and freedom is extremely different from the values that truly direct our civilization at this point. Is this situation just another consequence of the “might makes right” philosophy that taints our society? “Might makes right” is basically another way of saying that the most popular ideas are absolute truth and that whatever those in power do is morally virtuous.

Logically, these ideas go hand in hand. If people believe that authority and popularity are the conditions that define truth and morality, then they are bound to be uncomfortable when someone starts talking about unpopular ideas that lie in opposition of the establishment values.

This discomfort doesn’t change reality though, as Gandhi told us “even in a minority of one, the truth is still the truth”. Something tells me that Gandhi and others like him had plenty of experience in dealing with the same kind of silly rationalizations for violence that a lot of us hear today from State apologists.

Peace and freedom for humankind should be our ultimate ambition, and I challenge you to find a theory on the “meaning of life” that makes more sense than that! It seems anything less is still a work in progress and should be relentlessly improved upon until this quality of existence is achieved. Sadly, we as a species have never been able to collectively understand this, as every generation assumes that their moment in history is the pinnacle of human potential.

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