Is pacifism possible, or will those who lie down their weapons fall under the power of those which kept theirs?
Generally speaking, the latter, which is why I will NEVER under any circumstances lay down mine.
Pacifism has been proven to work—under certain circumstances. Gandhi and MLK, Jr. both used it well to achieve their goals. I wonder if it’s a coincidence that both were assassinated.
Only if the object of the protest movement cares about appearances.
Put it another way, if MLK or Ghandi had tried doing their thing in China or Myanmar, they would have been “Disappeared” and that would have been the end of it.