Refresh and try again. His essay has influenced many prominent civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thoreau's essay Civil Disobedience or Resistance to Civil Government , published in , is a call to arms similar to the stances that people like Parks and King would later take. Thoreau argued that people owed it to themselves and their fellow man not to blindly follow their government if they believe their rules and laws are unjust.
This was partly motivated by Thoreau's dislike of slavery and the American government's support of it. Thoreau's Defense of John Brown In John Brown , Thoreau was pleased to find an avid practitioner of civil -- if not outwardly violent -- disobedience. He had been introduced to Brown through his friend, Franklin Sanborn, who was attempting to drum up support for Brown's continued antislavery campaign in Kansas. Brown was full of exciting stories of his Kansas battles.
He omitted any mention of his involvement in the Pottawatomie massacre. Brown said that he too hated violence, but accepted it as God's will.
Thoreau was impressed by Brown's determination and the strength of his convictions. Thoreau would write; "I do not wish to kill or be killed, but I can foresee circumstances in which both of these things would be unavoidable.
While most in the North were quick to condemn Brown, Thoreau spoke in his defense. Thoreau took the high ground. He did not defend Brown's actions or his character, but the principle under which he acted.
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Abstract: Since the conception until its resumption in modernity, democracy is known as the best form of government, apex of political organization, reducing all possibilities to democratic.
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However, since the combination to market interests, the result of the capitalist system of states neo liberal, and basing on an instrumental rationality, there is a true emptying of the democratic essence, since the model ignores who the legitimate.