Friday, February 4, 2011

The Day Gandhi Died

Ever notice events like 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and D-Day are always accorded elaborate ceremonies and oratories?

But when it comes to a man of peace.... 

"Today's Highlight in History:

Highlight?  Hardly.

On Jan. 30, 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, 78, was shot and killed in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist. (Godse and a co-conspirator were later executed.)

Yeah, I didn't see any memorials in my AmeriKan newspaper.  


"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as [Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth

 I must admit, it is hard for me to believe.   

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”
“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
“Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
“You must be the change that you want to see in the world.” 


Also see: Quotes That Make Me Cry 

A Belated Birthday Wish

Btw,  Gandhi would be proud of the people of Egypt.