Monday, June 11, 2018

On impeding monsters

Here's a rather well done video on what smart resistance looks like when a man mistakes himself for a king.

When nonviolent resistance reaches a critical mass of 3.5% of the population, authoritarian rulers fall.

Nonviolent resistance is hard, because your side is volunteering to take the casualties. But there is good evidence that it works better, especially in the aftermath, than any other tactic.

3 comments:

Rain Trueax said...

Considering that the 'resistance' has most of the media on its side, most of the celebrities, most of the political leaders, who is the Goliath in this battle?

janinsanfran said...

I don't know, Rain -- I kind of think having the entire power of the legislative and executive branches of the US government -- and acting to mold that power to serve personal, extra-legal loyalty -- is pretty Goliath-like. Your mileage may vary.

Rain Trueax said...

Except he doesn't have that. Obama didn't either. The guys at the top of the game in DC are more alike-- either party...

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