MLKJr on Nonviolence

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolute night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”

All found on the net; apologies for any inaccuracies in case I’ve followed a bad source.

Happy MLK day.

Sick Creativity: tagrepo

Why is it when I lie down and try to get some rest I keep coming up with these great ideas or things I want to post to the blog? Grr. Came up with a comic idea in great detail and also this nifty programming idea invaded my brain fully formed while I was lying in a state of flu and fever induced lassitude and misery.
OK, this is something that’s within my programming abilities and would be cool but I will probably never get around to doing it so here’s the idea in case anybody wants to mess.

It’s something you could easily implement in Ruby or Python or Perl, but it’d only really work well on Linux, because it depends on FUSEfs. There are bindings to FuseFS for many languages.

It’d be called ‘tagrepo’. It is based on the ideas I discussed here, about filesystems being dubious from a usability standpoint.  It’s basically ‘flickrizing’ or ‘del.icio.usizing’ a Linux subdirectory.

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