Disobedience theories

I have been studying further the word disobedience.

It’s actual definition being a failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority. It could be said the word authority is core.

I then looked at people in authority who rebelled.

‘Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.’ (Henry David Thoreau)

‘Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless and corrupt.’ (Gandi)

‘One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.’ (Martin Luther King)

An interesting fact is that Gandi and Martin Luther King were murdered at the hand of society when they taught those to disobey, perhaps it could be said that the greater power is the fear to rebel. Or is it really in our makeup to obey and it the few who chose to act. It could be argued that obeying isn’t really acting at all.


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