Snap Dragon

Beyond Civil Disobedience

If someone broke into your home, tried to kill your family and steal everything you had, what would you do? A: Make a banner and call the Media B: Call a lawyer C: Chain yourself to the front door. Such reactions seem ridiculous because they would be completely ineffective. However, this is exactly how we respond to the homicidal maniac of industrial society, and it is no less appropriate. The most sensible response is to fight like hell. Passive resistance, civil disobedience and related strategies don't work, not as a longterm strategy for transforming society nor as shortterm stopgap measures.