Why We Resist By Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
Dec. 11, 2007

The refusal to pay my taxes if we go to war with Iran, and the portion of my taxes spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan if we do not cut off funding for these two conflicts, is not a means. It is an end. I do not know if my refusal, and the refusal of others, will be effective in halting these wars. All I know is that it is worth doing. The alternative, a complacency bred from cynicism and despair, is worse. Refusing to actively resist injustice and flagrant violations of international law, refusing to attempt to turn back the tide of American tyranny, is surrender. It is the death of hope.

Acts of resistance are moral acts. They begin because people of conscience can no longer tolerate abuse and despotism. They are carried out not because they are effective but because they are right. Those who begin these acts are few in number and dismissed by the cynics who hide their fear behind their worldliness. Resistance is about affirming life in a world awash in death. It is the supreme act of faith, the highest form of spirituality.


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4 thoughts on “Why We Resist By Chris Hedges

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  4. Probably a waste of time bro. Bush has shown consider deftness in borrowing to fund his Neo-Con democracy building exercises. It will only hurt the poor and disadvantages as it is easier to cut welfare payrolls than deprive troops of bullets in the line of fire.

    Just thought I might save you an indictment.

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