# Carnations

A Ukrainian woman places carnations onto the shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the presidential office in Kiev, November 24, 2004. Ukraine's authorities raised the stakes in a face-off with their liberal opposition on Wednesday as they prepared to announce results of a disputed election that are likely to infuriate thousands of protesters in the streets. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

This woman expresses the meaning of non-violence and compassion toward the "enemy". Carnations usually symbolize love (and I somehow doubt she's loving them for the fact that they will beat opposition). The expression "love your enemies" fits here. Another important note on strategy is to remind your opponents to love.

Just a thought for the day. I often say don't commit the stupidity of demonizing your opponents, but perhaps the better advice is to feel compassion for them.

#### Posted on 2009-12-17 by Jach

Tags: non-violence

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