A second point is that nonviolent resistance does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent,

… but to win his friendship and understanding. The nonviolent resister must often express his protest through noncooperation or boycotts, but he realizes that noncooperation and boycotts are not ends themselves; they are merely means to awaken a sense of moral shame in the opponent. The end is redemption and reconciliation. The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.
— MLK, Nonviolence and Racial Justice, an article in Christian Century, February 1957

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