Original Terrorist

I’ve always said that Mr. Marcos is the original terrorist. He is right now employing state violence but if we use violence against him, he will only justify the use of more violence against us, and since he has more violent men, he has more forces of repression we will be the loser. In other words, as Gandhi said, “If he uses violence against you, do not give him a reason to justify his violence, because if you are not violent then before the bar of public opinion and before God, he is the only sinner.” ONE WRONG DOES NOT RIGHT ANOTHER WRONG.

-Ninoy Aquino at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, February 15 1981

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