Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 5 months ago

What does Gandhi mean when he suggests that by our silence, we are complicit to the immoral actions of our society?

10 Answers

  • Henry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    By not impeaching Trump we let Trump do whatever.

  • 4 months ago

    You either part of the solution or part of the problem. To sit silently by is, in essence to be morally complicit in the act itself.

  • 4 months ago

    Not necessarily but mostly yes. Because we were aware but did nothing; is what he's saying. But he also forced his children to abstain from sex. There's no such thing as a perfect person, nature didn't select for it.

  • 4 months ago

    “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” — John Stuart Mill

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  • 5 months ago

    One of the Black Panthers said it a little differently, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

    Gandhi was a bit of an extremist, as most radicals are. People like him are trying to make people feel guilty for not acting up.

  • Raja
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Gandhi says that you must have courage to condemn the evil activities and immoral behaviors then and there. If you don't do that it's strength increases and you become a reason for it's rise and strength.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    He meant exactly what he said. There's no hidden meaning here so if you don't understand the words, look them up.

  • Matt
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    Bystander effect. Silently allowing such things to continue is ignoring the harm being done, and pretty much excusing it. If we can do something, se should.

  • 5 months ago

    How many people do you know have you known, who are zlandered, or harazzed, or perzecuted, hurt , or reduced by otherz?

    Think; begin with thinking back - then forward.

    Begin with that eazy effort.

  • JonZ
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    By allowing people like Trump to break our laws, spread hatred and racism while we sit back, say nothing and allow it to go on unchallenged, then we are just as guilty in all these actions as Trump is!

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