Gandhi, an incredible man, had very unique views on violence and its power over others. Adolf Hitler, another incredible man albeit for different reasons, also had individual views on violence. Gandhi was opposed to violence, as he believed it only solved problems temporarily and that it led to further violence in the future. Peace was what solved problems in his mind, not violence. Violent protests that resulted in change never succeeded fully; those changes were usually revoked or altered. Changes made in good spirits, under flags of peace, were never removed once put into place. The most recognized peaceful protest was Gandhis Salt March, which involved Hitler was on the opposite end of the violence spectrum; he felt that killing those who caused your problems would solve all of those problems, and that discussion and reasoning were less useful forms of protest.
The most vivid example of violence in order to enact change was the formation of the ghettos for Jews, to isolate them from the rest of the world. Gandhi and Hitler also differed on how they believe the economy should be strengthened. Gandhi proposed a distributed method of production, with everyone working in regard to themselves but also with their community and their nation as a whole. Hitler felt that the government should have complete and total control over the methods of production, and that the people should just do what they are told to do. Gandhi also felt that replacing workers with technology wasnt always beneficial, while Hitler believed that massive industrialization was the key to a Regarding the wealthy, Gandhi had an interesting perspective. He felt that the rich for the most part deserved all that wealth that they had. He also felt, however, that they should feel obligated to use a substantial portion of that wealth for the betterment of everyone else. Gandhis view was, therefore, somewhat socialist in its roots.
The topic I will be researching as my social problem will be World War Two and Hitler. This topic reminds me of the quote I’ve chosen by Abraham Lincoln, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ” This reminds me of Hitler because Hitler was a descent man before he gained power. In this social problem Hitler holds the power. He is able to ...
Hitlers view on the rich was unique, because of the situation of Germany. He felt fine about the wealth being concentrated among rich business owners and governmental figures, but he did not want the Jews to control any wealth. This was a problem, because the Jewish population in Germany was large enough that it bothered Hitler. Therefore, stores were seized from Jews along with Both mens positions on reform were tied closely to their beliefs about violence. Gandhi felt that social change was only possible if it was made by every member of society, while Hitler felt that social change was possible as long as the government enforced the laws regarding the changes. Politically, Gandhi felt that change could only be achieved by showing the current government the errors of their ways, and by helping them achieve what was the best for all people. Hitler thought that violent revolutions were what convinced people of what was right and In my personal opinion, I do not believe I connect with either of these men on their views of violence.
If their beliefs were charted on a scale from one to ten, Gandhi would be a zero and Hitler would be a ten; two extremes that fit me as well as an 26*24 pair of jeans. I believe that I fall somewhere in the middle, but closer to Hitler than Gandhi. For example, I agree with Hitler when he says that to change a government radically, you must overthrow it radically. Peaceful protesting can only get you so far; you need to prove to the enemy that you arent all bark and no bite. I do not think violence is ever necessary, however, to control the population; if your people are that unhappy with the government that they are openly denouncing it, you should spend your time dealing with the problems in the government and not spend it dealing with the people yelling at you on the street. For example, if someone in school is constantly making fun of you and your friends, I would get my friends together and beat the child up rather than tell a figure of authority.
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On the other hand, if I was the class president and people were unhappy with the way I was running things, I would not threaten them, instead I would listen to what they thought was wrong and try to change it. Both Gandhi and Hitler were amazing men in their own ways. One preached peace, the other aggression. Gandhi was loved by all, and Hitler was hated by all. To this day, there are racial prejudices against the German people due to the mistakes made by Hitler. But one final thought If our ancestors had not rebelled against oppressive British rule, where would we all be now?