Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Quote of the Day: The State is a Soulless Machine

It is my firm conviction that if the State suppressed capitalism by violence, it will be caught in the coils of violence itself, and fail to develop nonviolence at any time. The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence
This quote is from Mahatma Gandhi, a political leader and inspiration to India’s independence via non-violent resistance movement, from his The Non Violent State Essay

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