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Discussion in 'Bill of Rights' started by ghrit, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

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  2. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Appeasement never works with an aggressive country. Once they are appeased their appetite quickly grows, requiring more appeasement until a point is reached where appeasement is no longer an option. The best approach is a swift and aggressive response to overt aggression. Weakness will never halt aggression. The Ghandi approach is limited and mostly a dismal failure.
  3. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    My dad is forever pointing to Ghandi as the way to handle things. I always tell him Ghandi wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes if he'd been facing Stalin.
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    or Hitler, PolPot, or even Gengis Kan...
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Ghandi's approach worked (mostly) for MLK. However ---

    Then there's the Dalai Lama. So far, nothing has come of his work either.
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  6. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    And he would have ended up gassed had he done that to Hitler. He was facing the British, and they couldn't make a decision before tea time.
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yep, right up until it DOESN'T.... and you must remember neither Ghandi, or MLK, were up against, any of the above, Despots.... they were up against more civilized Despots......
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Or even that batsh1t woman I ran into at Walmart.....
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    How much longer will we deal with appeasement by the sheep in Amerika, before they rise up with overt action....or get herded into the pens....? The people in general, are weak to an out of control government... who/when will this course reverse... or not?
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  10. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    And they were protected by the rule of law in their respective societies. Ghandi's approach only works when it is protected by the rule of law. It wouldn't do so well in the Crimea against Putin's thugs.
  11. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus

    Or when the rule of law breaks down/people go rogue (assassination of MLK, for example). I would go so far as to say that this approach only works when EVERYONE is willing to let you go this route. As long as there is a group of people (however small) or in some cases as few as one person who is willing to do whatever they feel is necessary to remove you from the equation, it falls apart.

    I have a co-worker who was discussing "all get along" with his neighbor and it went something like this:
    Neighbor - "I really don't understand why people can't work together to get things done and all just get along."
    Friend - "Here's the problem with that mentality: I don't like you or agree with you and there's just the two of us. Your plan is shot to hell from the get go!"
    Neighbor - *Sad Face*
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