What has drawn me most strongly to nonviolence
From You Cant Kill the Spirit: Women
and Nonviolent Action,1988 Pam McAllister
The ultimate weakness of
violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence you may murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.
So it goes.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
From Strength To Love, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Why use the term "nonviolence" at K-State?
"Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. " - MLK
"All of us live downstream" - Mother Earth