Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ahimsa

I learned something about Gandhi today:
During World War II, Gandhi penned an open letter to the British people, urging them to surrender to the Nazis.
Ah, pacifism.

Was this in his movie biography?

If we and the British had been this "noble",
Perhaps the Nazis would have gone global.

2 comments:

Ergo said...

Oh my! Never knew that. I have always disliked the fellow. He and Nehru were greatly responsible for the philosophy of primitiveness that India adopted in regards to manufacturing and commerce.

JohnJEnright said...

I know much less about Nehru, but I do think he and Gandhi were horribly unsuccessful at getting India's economy revved up.