I have to write a paper on this question:
WHAT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF PROTESTING AN UNJUST LAW?
I have to defend either Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's position of non-violence or Malcolm X's position of any means necessary.
I have chosen to side with Dr. King. Now here is where you come in, below are my basic reasons for siding with Dr. King. All you have to do is give me objections to it, telling me why my reasons are flawed. (This shouldn't be hard for many of you for reasons I need not mention )
- By not responding to violence with violence, you gain a stronger sense of self because you do not allow yourself to be overcome by a negative situation.
- By breaking the law in an act of protest you become a hypocrite because you are initially protesting an unjust law...by creating even more injustice. You lose reliability and credibility.
- By gaining a reputation of violence, you are now part of a problematic society, and are no better than your attacker.
- By choosing to reason with you attacker, you perhaps get an insight to that person's character and in doing so, you get connnected to another person, even if it is a negative one. In doing so, you have gained a learning experience, which make you wiser. You learn nothing by punching someone in the face.
It would be nice if you could object to all 4 (but if you only want to object to one, I understand)