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gandhi’s legacy of confusion…//culturalsabotage: Critique of Gandhi…

August 26th, 2017 · No Comments

We have critiqued ‘nonviolence’ as a leftist strategy (which doesn’t mean we reject it as such) for the simple reason that historically democracy was born in revolutionary struggle. But one aspect of that is the issue of Gandhi as a source of a philosophy of nonviolence, taken as a spiritual issue. But Gandhi is a complex and very contradictory figure, to be polite about the matter. His life is so riddled with confusion that it is hard to credit him indeed as a spiritual or political figure. India should have reached independence in the period of the first world war and Gandhi’s idiotic and hypocritical strategy surely was a calamity for Indian independence.
Gandhi’s confusion over Mussolini and Hitler has apparently gone unnoticed by his devotees.
Here is a link to a Hitchens essay:
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/the-real-mahatma-gandhi/308550/

Source: culturalsabotage: Critique of Gandhi…

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