Why Gandhi?• Transformation cannot be forced• It has to come from within• Not even the most brutal person, after seeing one’s own brutality, can continue to be brutal• Humans cannot endure guilt• Self-deception is the only path to brutality• Self-realization (truth) will make us free
How?• Young leaders can take up the Gandhian path• Engage with the flawed system• Include everyone• Use tactics to convey the message• Mass mobilization• Ridicule• Make them see the pain they are inflicting constantly• Make them face their guilt everyday
Gandhian style• What keeps the big companies going?• Who works for them? Make them see the consequences of their work everyday.• Who buys their products? Indians burnt foreign fabric during the freedom struggle. Can’t we now stop using the products of unethical companies today? A self-imposed ban?
Gandhian style• What keeps the oppression of the state going? Choose not to elect corrupt leaders: Section 49-O Bring a Structural change in the system Abolish ownership Show the state the suffering of the oppressed due to the actions of the state Arouse their guilt
Gandhian style• What keeps the caste system going? Show them the pain of the depressed classes everyday Arouse their guilt
Gandhian style• What keeps the oppression on women going? Show the oppressors what the women undergo everyday because of them Arouse their guilt