Monday, May 28, 2007

What if Gandhi had a patent on nonviolence?

So, I'm writing about Gandhi and Dr. King.  Of course, there are a lot of striking similarities in their techniques.  As I wrote my paper, I thought "What if Gandhi patented nonviolence?"  Then I wrote:
Rosa was no revolutionary, in fact, she was just tired and she really wanted to sit.  She didn’t care if she got arrested as long as her feet got a break.  She did, however get the attention of another person who was a revolutionary.  His name was Dr. Martin Luther King, and nonviolent civil disobedience was just the thing he needed to bring about changes to civil rights in the United States.  After a brief patent dispute with Gandhi on the topic of nonviolence, Gandhi and King worked out a licensing agreement.
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Anonymous said...

nice post. gandhi was inspired greatly by the gita. you can read about it at

Briana said...

Interesting to know.