If Gandhi was to show up in the US at this time, he could greatly condemn illegal drug and immigration practices in the nation. This is because these practices evidently compromise the sustainable social-economic development of the American citizens, an element that is in line with his notion of poverty as the worst form of violence. By his assertion that poverty was the worst form of violence, Gandhi meant that fairness and justice to all in the community can best be realized by ensuring economic independence for all (Radhakrishnan, 1998).
According to Gandhi, the enemy was imperialism and aggression practices which imposed discriminative laws and governance to the locals (Radhakrishnan, 1998). For him sustainable peace and unity across the globe dictates for forgiveness and use of non-violent means to realize justice. As used by Gandhi in his philosophical teachings Ahimsa is a code of conduct that deters individuals from using violence against other living beings (Radhakrishnan, 1998).
This is closely connected to the Indian religious belief that an individual is free to choose between good and evil, but will suffer the associated consequences. Satyagraha according to Gandhi meant use of non-violent resistance against oppressive governance. The Satyagraha theory asserts that the aim of engaging in non-violent resistance should be to convert the opponent rather than to defeat their objectives (Radhakrishnan, 1998).
Thus, the conflicting parties should seek for cooperation towards meeting fair and just resolutions. Simply, the resistance force in Satyagraha must be defined by truth and love. Gandhi doctrines, Ahimsa and Satyagraha, do not contradict his notion that it is better to resort to violence than to cowardly retreat from nonviolently confronting unjust aggression. This is because the doctrines only emphasis on the fact that the people should never retreat from confronting unjust aggression in the community (Radhakrishnan, 1998).