Resistance to Civil Goverment eBook Ô Resistance to

Resistance to Civil Goverment eBook Ô Resistance to

Resistance to Civil Goverment (Civil Disobedience) [Reading] ➾ Resistance to Civil Goverment (Civil Disobedience) ➵ Henry David Thoreau – Civil Disobedience and Other Essays is a collection of some of Henry David Thoreau's most important essays Contained in this volume are the following essays Civil Disobedience Natural History of Massa Civil Disobedience and Other Essays is a collection of some of Henry David Thoreau's most important essays Contained in this volume are the following essays Civil Disobedience Natural History of Massachusetts A Walk to Wachusett The Landlord A Winter Walk The Succession of Forest Trees Walking Autumnal Tints Wild Apples Night Resistance to Kindle - and Moonlight Aulus Persius Flaccus Herald of Freedom Life Without Principle Paradise to be Regained A Plea for John Brown The Last Days of John Brown After the Death of John Brown The Service Slavery in Massachusetts and Wendell Phillips Before Concord Lyceum.

  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Resistance to Civil Goverment (Civil Disobedience)
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • English
  • 16 June 2016
  • 9780486275635

About the Author: Henry David Thoreau

Emerson Thoreau lived the life of simplicity he advocated in his writings His two year experience in a hut in Walden on land owned by.

10 thoughts on “Resistance to Civil Goverment (Civil Disobedience)

  1. Manny Manny says:

    Last time I reviewed this book my review was rapidly deleted and I received a mail explaining that if I continued to post content like this my account might come under review for removal Okay let's see what happens this time round Like millions of people round the world I am appalled at what Trump Bannon and the rest of their team have done in the eleven days since Trump became President of the United States This is clearly no than the beginning I want to oppose them But what can I do? I'm not even a US resident Let me think aloud for a minute or two I started off by deciding that I wouldn't unnecessarily pay any money to the US no trips to the US as few purchases as possible of US products Presumably this has some tiny effect but it's not very dramatic Of course if enough people did it then you'd see things happen; I notice that Mexicans are already starting to boycott Mcdonalds and Starbucks It would still be nice to accelerate the process It's now well established that the internet is a powerful tool for organizing collective action Already there are hundreds of petitions marches and demonstrations being set up that way I'm wondering what options are available if people want to coordinate economic action against Trump's regime For example I don't think the following apps would be impossible challenges to build1 A shopping app which optimised its search so as to give as little money as possible to the US Part of the problem with organising a boycott is that it's hard to know which things are actually American The app takes care of that; it has a crowdsourced database of information which lets it uickly decide that Brand X will send 34% of the money you pay to the US but Brand Y only 12% Of course American patriots will be able to use it in reverse sending as many dollars as possible to US companies It'd be interesting to see which pattern of behavior was common 2 A phone app which refused to take calls from any US made phones If the app is switched on an attempt to call you from an iPhone just gets a polite message saying that the owner only accepts calls from non US phones Once again needless to say patriots could use it in reverseThere's already a primitive app to boycott Trump businesses I think we'll soon see this taken further Please let me know if you come across anything interestingThinking about what I can do here the subject of international conferences occurs As an academic I typically submit half a dozen papers a year to various conferences in my field The venues for these conferences are in nearly all cases chosen by an international committee after a bidding process Many conferences are held in the US A uick look around Google suggests that the US conference market is worth on the order of 100B per yearGiven the Trump administration's irrational and capricious policy of banning people from entry into the US solely on the grounds of their nationality and literally at a minute's notice it seems to me that it would be not be fair to potential attendees to hold an international conference in the US when other alternatives exist I will be making this point to the various professional bodies with which I am affiliated

  2. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    My censored review of this classic call to arms can now be seen at my personal blogIt is a shame that this kind of thought policing is okay with so many people I don't want to think about it is a fast way not to have permission to think At all But I suppose that's okay with a lot of people

  3. Bettie Bettie says:

    GutenbergOpening 1849 original title Resistance to Civil GovermentI heartily accept the motto That government is best which governs least; and I should like to see it acted up to rapidly and systematically Carried out it finally amounts to this which also I believe—That government is best which governs not at all; and when men are prepared for it that will be the kind of government which they will have Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually and all governments are sometimes inexpedient The objections which have been brought against a standing army and they are many and weighty and deserve to prevail may also at last be brought against a standing government The standing army is only an arm of the standing government The government itself which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will is eually liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it Witness the present Mexican war the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset the people would not have consented to this measure

  4. Liam Liam says:

    Not too sure what I just read but it did have the occasional interesting point I guess

  5. Rachel Rachel says:

    Written for days past written for today Thoreau's discontent with the government is a present issue around the world And it should be here So many of our legislators as in Thoreau's time are not skilled at legislation and are so disconnected from the people and our needs I think the title of the mini book leads some to believe that Thoreau is completely anti government not true He says time and again that a government that is worthy of his respect is one that he will live under He also points out some of the good of the government of his time A very uick read it should leave you to uestion your involvement insupport of our current system It did for me

  6. Traveller Traveller says:


  7. Scott Scott says:

    I was inspired to read this after visiting the Martin Luther King Junior memorial in Atlanta Gandhi and MLK we’re both inspired by the ideas presented in Civil Disobedience My main takeaway is thisuestion everything Don’t take government as infallible truth While Democracy is clearly the best form of government thus far in history it is not perfect If a government doesn’t grow flex and scale with societal and technological changes it’s brittleness will cause it to break similar to how a startup can disrupt an incumbent enterprise As an American I can take a stand against what I believe to be wrong with the State This book reignited my political interest

  8. Jim Jim says:

    He has some wonderful essays although it must be remembered that he had few personal responsibilities no family to support He was too self centered for a wife children I believe he is sincere if impractical I think he draws the lines rather tight for the real world some times but maybe it is that attitude that allowed things to go so wrong since his dayI've seen him labeled an Anarchist but I believe he was a Libertarian He wanted a better government that needed to govern less

  9. Darío Darío says:

     I please myself with imagining a State at least which can afford to be just to all men and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor; which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few were to live aloof from it not meddling with it nor embraced by it who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow men A State which bore this kind of fruit and suffered it to drop off as fast as it ripened would prepare the way for a still perfect and glorious State which also I have imagined but not yet anywhere seen

  10. Ramblin& Ramblin& says:

    Anti system and other delusional ideas that will never happenjust shut up and get a job you 30 year old teenagerCivil disobedience was a uick read and to the point much like my sex life Henry David Thoreau states when the majority rules in the case of democracy rarely is the majority just Democracy relies on physical strength in numbers rather than what is just He pretty much brings to uestion the next step beyond democracy as a political system Which he envisions is the enlightened and conscience massesyea that will happen sometime soon He also shows the problems in US democracy and where they fail Can we as people strive to something than democracy? Can we uestion the sacred birthright of democracy in educational institutions or as autonomous individuals? Can I get out of bed in the morning??? Can I stop updating my facebook status every twenty minutes? Who cares uite a good read wish it was longer After reading this I will never vote again like it matter that I did before and like anyone cares I have considered this for awhile and this book seals the deal Putting the burden of responsibility on a stranger other than myself to decide things for me is ludicrous After reviewing those I have voted for along with my hopes in them they have failed me miserably They have done far war destruction and opposite of all my actual hopes; why should I compromise myself for the majority?? Fuck that They have enslaved than free They have killed than they love This is true throughout world history I have given a fair chance to those in power Dont vote and dont pay taxesIf you want something done do it yourself I think what I just wrote was the most hypocritical and pretentious thing I have ever wrote; ignore it all Who the fuck do I think I am I need a drink and a dose of reality I thought the book might be powerful but I am glad to have read it Not as boring or drawn out as Walden However just as delusional as Walden seriously people thinking for themselves?? funny The only way out this shit hole is suicide and everyone knows it I hope my review makes me look intelligent and dark for potential love interestsAnyways heres some good uotes and points of the reading like anyone gives a shit Why do I write these seriously does anyone read my shitty reviews? Do I actual think I am creating something original with my self congratulating critiues?? I am a college dropout god Im so self important and pompousUgh I should consider taking anti depressants fuck it I need another drinkBecause I know you wont read this book because you're a lazy pseudo intellect who wrote a paper in college that you thought was great on something no one cares about and have wasted your money or parents money and life up to this point; I have made it simple and convenient for you Read the uotes to get the idea of the book You're welcomeuotesBut a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on jutice even as far as men understand it Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong but conscience?The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscienceThe mass of men serve the state thus not as men mainly but as machines with their bodiesEven voting for the right is doing nothing for it It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevailThere is but little virtue in the action of masses of menBut if it is of such a nature that it reuires you to be the agent of injustice to another then I say break the lawI came into this world not chiefly to make this a good place to live in but to live in it be it good or bad A man has not everything to do but something and because he cannot do everything it is not necessary that he should do something wrongUnder a government which imprisons any unjustly the true place for a just man is also a prisonA minority is powerless while it conforms to the majorityAbsolutely speaking the money the less virtueThe best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is to endeavor to carry out those schemes which he entertained when he was poorI am not responsible for the successful working of the machinery of society I am not the son of the engineerThe lawyer's truth is not the truth but consistency or a consistent expediency Truth is always in harmony with herself and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong doingThere are orators politicians and elouent men by the thousands; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of setting the much vexed uestions of the day

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