politics and various questions
Oct 21, 2011 01:54 PM
VARIOUS QUESTIONS RAISED
No, I have not read but a few of Mrs. Bailey''s works, and it has been many years.
"How would you promote altruism while opposing a tyranny like the one you mention?
Why not at first of all seek to make people understand that Altruism is first and foremost among all and everything?
*** I guess it is a matter of the term "first". Not first but simultaneously. Integrate themes of Altruism with political discourse. And integrate it with religious movements, education, music and every part of life.
It seems rather nebulous of how one is to simply "advocate altruism."
Rather, advocate a policy show people how it is based upon altruism.
Is this piece of art or music inspiring to altruism, or not?
Perhaps take a Bible and show the altruistic aspects expressed.
By the way, if you start a movement for Altruism, I will seriously consider joining it.
"Egotism or superficial Altruism or pretended Altruism is not Altruism, is it?
*** There have many great political leaders in history whose actions expressed altruism at times.
It is hard to see anything less expressive of altruism that leaving the governments of the nations to the corrupt and selfish.
"If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolute night of bitterness?
*** Sometimes. But Ghandiji admitted that if non-violence didn't work he would have gone to plan B, I have heard. One can't be too doctrinaire about this, eh?
The communists would have slaughtered the protesters and thanked them for being so passive as to not fight back. The British were not to inhumane and non-violence worked to bring out the good within them.
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