As per our new book, “A Patriot’s History of the Modern World” Gandhi has been miss characterized. He came to pacifism and non-violence because India wasn’t armed. I’m paraphrasing, but he said “If we had guns we would use them, but we don’t.” He urged Indians to fight the Zulu and the Dutch to impress the Brits. His conversion was late.
Gandhi also wrote fawning letters to Adolf Hitler as did the leaders of German Mennonite churches
Pacifist will always, ALWAYS side with tyrants because the tyrant will offer them an initial compromise which they will take “live in peace” They then side with the tyrant against those who will not compromise with evil.