Skip to main content

View Diary: Time for Liberals to Go on the Offensive, and Stay There (254 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  as Troubadour said; (7+ / 0-)

    "we have to go farther than we have asked Obama to go".

    Which, to answer your question, means we will likely have to sustain some beatings, and take them nonviolently, just like the peaceful protestors all over the world. It sucks, but that is the road in front of us.

    Class war has consequences, and we are living them.

    by kamarvt on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 06:23:24 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  What I'm about to ask may be risky (3+ / 0-)

      around here but I think it deserves to be addressed. Throughout history non-violent civil disobedience has been effective but now the rulers have no respect for that.

      At what point do we consider them sending SWAT teams to bash skulls just for speaking out to be an act of aggression, no, an act of WAR? And when does it become legitimate to fight back - to exercise self-defense?

      I don't want all of us to just suffer and die for our beliefs. I want to fight for them, and to WIN.

      liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

      by RockyMtnLib on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 10:37:36 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Two things: (3+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        kamarvt, Matt Z, Great Lakes Liberal

        (1) No one in authority has EVER respected nonviolent civil disobedience.  It is ALWAYS demonstrated in the face of contempt.  

        (2) You can't fight and win on their terms.  They have too much power for that.  Nonviolent resistance is the only practical way just as it's morally the right way.  

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site