Examples Of Disobedience

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Through countless revolutions, small protests, and civil disobedience law, liberty and justice came to life. The key move that began all of these instances is rebellion. The word alone may have a negative connotation behind it, despite the hope and unity it can bring. Oscar Wilde once stated, “Disobedience in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made through disobedience and through rebellion.” Without disobedience there would never be change or question which is the very unique thing about humans. Rebellion is needed as it is the spark that can ignite freedom of the oppressed and hell for the oppressors.
Disobedience obviously is not a new idea. People have been pushing boundaries since the
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Without leaders like Martin Luther King JR., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X, segregation laws could have taken years to be ratified. Even all the way in South Africa, Nelson Mandela dealt with prejudicial laws and anti-black movements. All of their efforts helped make America and the world a more safe and better place. However without rebelling there would never have been changes. Rosa Parks was looked at as a menace when she had the audacity to sit at the front of the bus after a long day of work. Martin Luther King was seen as a trouble-maker when he and the movement marched for hours just for simple basic rights. Nelson Mandela was seen as a lowlife prisoner when he was in prison for 27 years before becoming the first black president of South Africa. These powerful leaders made the world question and disobey the law. Black people began refusing to leave at the white only section of restaurants. They at the front of the bus. They marched in the streets because of these great leaders. Without their persistence, passion, and most importantly rebellion the world today would be completely