The Real Nature of Resistance

Beyond Violence and Nonviolence: Resistance as a Culture

Ramzy Baroud, “Resistance is not a band of armed men hell-bent on wreaking havoc. It is not a cell of terrorists scheming to detonate buildings. True resistance is a culture. It is a collective retort to oppression. Understanding the real nature of resistance, however, is not easy. No news bite could be thorough enough to explain why people, as a people, resist. Even if such an arduous task was possible, the news might not want to convey it, as it would directly clash with mainstream interpretations of violence and nonviolent resistance.”