One-dimensional theories serving political paralysis vs a scientific understanding and a strategy that could win

“Field on Winter” Vincent Van Gogh

“I watch America. I watch its motives. We are a force for good in the world, not a force for evil,” Mr. Pompeo said.

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

“Anarchism’s strength and potential stems from conflict with the state by black, brown, and indigenous populations, and our ethics.” — Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement

“Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, ‘What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.’ Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope.” — Vincent van Gogh

Our Sweat, Blood, and Tears

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Strategies for Resistance, Strategies for Life

Times Have Changed, But Some Theories Have Always Been Wrong

Starting with the right questions

A scene from the SWAT raid on the Black Panthers’ Los Angeles HQ, 1969
Riot Police prepare to brutalize those who righteously rebelled in Ferguson, MO, 2014
Alton Sterling was brutally murdered by the police in Baton Rouge, La simply for selling CDs

Gradual growth or dynamic leadership?

Forcing the path vs Using the whole map