As I write this, one of the images that scrolls by on the home page has this Headline:
I completely agree with Wild Existence, but Passionate Resistance is a losing strategy.
Does “passionate resistance” mean resistance through force and violence? If so the state will out gun you 1,000 times to 1. Does it mean political resistance? If so, the state will outspend you 1,000 time to 1.
In his book, “Weapons of the Weak” James C. Scott talks about effective methods of peasant resistance.
Passionate resistance is not a weapon that works for the weak. The leaders of peasant uprisings get rounded up and shot. Every time!
But there are many ways that peasants (and the weak in general) can resist. Think of poaching, squatting, pilfering deserting, and being a laggard as weapons that work quite well for the weak.
Being invisible is perhaps the best weapon available to the weak.
I don’t know what should go up on the front page to replace this, but “passionate resistance” is a historically losing strategy, and this headline should come down as soon as possible.