Tuesday, October 25, 2005

American Gandhi

The Montgomery bus-boycott of 1955 is a wonderful example of the power of private economic power and its ability to literally change the world. By default, the early American civil rights movement displayed the ability of free markets to cure injustice without the use of violence, coercion and government intervention. Thanks, Rosa.
Disclaimer: I am equating Mrs. Parks to Gandhi based on their mutual adherance to passive, non-violent resistence. I am not suggesting that Mrs. Parks was infatuated with the human bowel movement or the power of human excrement.