From Derrick Jensen’s book Dreams:

“Frankly I’m starting to remind myself of some of the pacifists who’ve ‘communicated’ with me.  It always goes the same.  They tell me that ‘resistance is never possible, so when you say “organize and resist” what do you mean?  I’m already riding my bike and composting.  What do you want us to do?’  Then when I point out to them many successful resistance movements, they say, ‘But resistance is never possible, what do you want us to do?’ When I point out that they should begin organizing, naming power structures for what they are, and dismantling those systems of power, and when I point out that this is what many successful resistance movements have done, they say, ‘But resistance is never possible.  What do you want us to do?'”  (Page 545.)

 

About Michael Carter

Activist and author of Kingfisher's Song: Memories Against Civilization, Wasteland Press, 2012. View all posts by Michael Carter

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