Colonialism And Violence In Gandhi And Fanon's The Wretched Of The Earth?
Gandhi emphasizes a passive way to regain authority of a country. The individual selves should devote their humanity and ethics to the create better world. However, Fanon took a different angle. He believed that decolonization is bound to be a chaotic duty that we take on, because only violence can take apart the status quo of the ordering of the world. It seems from the text that both authors agree on the fact that Western colonizers use brute force to gain control over underdeveloped countries as colonies; however, they differ significantly on the solution to colonial violence. According to Gandhi, means and ends do not necessarily justify each other. Since Gandhi disapproves of brute force as a means to take over a country, he does not agree with using brute force as a way to fight back. Otherwise, the Indian people would get exactly what the British people get, which is against humanity and not at all desirable. However, Fanon takes on the idea of “a tooth for a tooth”, and claimed that since the colonizers establish their superiority through violence, we will regain our equality through the same