Sunday, March 21, 2010

Right of Revolution

Thoreau ruminates on "right of revolution" in the article, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience:
Henry David Thoreau
All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. But almost all say that such is not the case now. But such was the case, they think, in the Revolution of '75.

What Does It Mean In Indian Context: All in the Indian motherland justify the freedom struggle of India and glorify the men involved in it. Yet they fail to recognize the tyranny of nation on its own men. They disgrace the movements of freedom, which erupt against the inexpedient and repressive regime, by grouping them with terrorist organizations. They call Bhagat Singh a martyr and Khalistan supporters betrayers. Subhas Bose is netaji and Kanu Sanyal is naxal.

Source (Ebook): On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
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