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MARTIN LUTHER KING

Whilst Gandhi’s means ceased in India and its newly surrounded nations, it did not fall short throughout the history books. In fact, Gandhi’s means were passed on in history, very shortly after his death. Martin Luther King Jr openly advocated the ‘means’ by which Gandhi used to gain independence in India. Martin Luther learned from Gandhi’s example of protesting against racism in Colonial South Africa, and felt it was an example worth replicating in America. Martin Luther King Jr argued that Gandhian philosophy was “the only morally and practically sound method open to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom”. For not only do wrong and ill means simply lead to a never-endingfuture of wrong and ill, but good and valiant means also leads to a never-ending future of good and valour. The father of India, is perhaps the father of modern political thinking too. Since the time of Gandhi, there has undoubtedly been an insurgence of nonviolent means of solving matters, particularly within politics. Many of the great leaders of the world now lead through Gandhi’s example, which has brought peace and unity to many parts of the world, even if was not fully accomplished by Gandhi himself in India the way he intended. Whilst Gandhi’s life may end, his means live on. The event or the life ends, whilst the means continue, whether the means are of good, or of evil.

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