“The problem isn’t civil disobedience. The problem is civil obedience.” Violence is not necessary in civil disobedience. All that is required, is for us to think for ourselves and stop doing what is wrong and start doing what is right. Something can be legal and also wrong and immoral. What can we do? Stop putting our energy and money towards corporations and political systems that destroy and plunder Nature and the people and start putting our energy and money into local community and endeavors that protect and co create with Nature. It’s hard to open our eyes to the horror of the world and if we don’t do this, it will keep growing until we can no longer “not look” and are swept up in it.
Shinzo Abe does not speak for the people of Japan. He is in the pocket of western elite just like the American government is in the pocket of the western elite. Who are these elite? They are a handful of people that only care about money, greed, pseudo power, their own self interests. They most definitely do not care about the well being of the people of the world or the environment. This is most definite in the actions of the governments that are bought and held by these “elite”. What do we do to stop this non-violently? We boycott things that fund these “elites” and their governments. Some great examples are: stop putting your money in the stock market, stop buying things from huge corporations (buy locally), join a buy nothing group in your area, find ways to reduce consumption. Sign petitions ending unjust and immoral and freedom restricting and environment damaging actions by these corrupt governments and corporations. Join in on sit ins and non-violent protests. These things are already happening and I see it everywhere. Let’s build the momentum.