The peaceful warrior is an army of one. He is vital, independent, undivided, simple. He has no weapons because he has no fear. He is complete; he doesn’t want anything. If he had a credo, which he doesn’t, it would be this: Resist nothing.
The difference between a wise man and everyone else is only this: He has no fear.
If a counsellor has a goal, then it is likely this—to save his client some time. Buffaloes charge straight into stormy weather. Their experience of wind and rain is briefer that way.
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Peacemakers are vulnerable, open, as Jesus was and beauty is. Children of God have no illusions. And, emphatically, no fear.
No one before or since has rebuked White America with such elegance and fearlessness. “I will flatly say that the bulk of this country’s white population impresses me, and has so impressed me for a very long time, as being beyond any conceivable hope of moral rehabilitation. They have been white, if I may so put it, for too long.”