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    Disobedience & Lawlessness vs. Guerilla & Terrorism

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    What is the difference between Ghandi's form of civil disobedience and simple lawlessness? What is the difference between guerrilla and terrorism?

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    The main difference seems to be one of intent, purpose and form. Ghandi's form of civil disobedience has to do with a purpose for the betterment of human kind and/or societal benefits (politically motivated) and is non-violent; whereas simple lawlessness often has no 'good' societal purpose; the purpose is usually self-motivated (e.g. money for the robber, murder for vengeance, etc.) (individually motivated) and violent is often used as a means to an end.

    Let's take a closer look at each concept through definition to draw out the main points of difference.

    • Civil disobedience encompasses the active refusal to obey certain laws, demands and commands of a government or of an occupying power without resorting to physical violence. Civil disobedience has been used in nonviolent resistance movements in India in the fight against British colonialism, South Africa in the fight against apartheid, in the American Civil Rights Movement in the fight against segregation and disfranchisement, and Europe as well as in the Scandinavian resistance against Nazi occupation.

    Gandhi distinguished between his idea of satyagraha and the passive resistance of the west. Satyagraha is the philosophy of nonviolent resistance most famously employed by Mohandas Gandhi in forcing an end to the British Raj and also against apartheid in South Africa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Disobedience

    For example, Mahatma Gandhi outlined the following rules:
    1. A civil resister (or ...

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