Wednesday, January 17, 2007

tell me are you scared?

this is some piece from somewhere

.....This is a concept quite similair to Gandhian understanding and technique of Conflict Resolution. The Mahatama never escaped from conflict and tried to avoid it. Martin Luther king, one of the greatest followers of Gandhian technique described a conflict situation as “creative tension”. According to this, conflict or more precisely ‘the tension’ is latent in the social order, and the non-violent technique consists in bringing it out on the surface. “Non-violent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which ahs constantly trefused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue……I am not afraid of the word tension ..i have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, non-violent tension which is necessary for growth.”........