Palestinian non-violence

Max Sawicky sawicky at
Tue Oct 24 07:47:48 PDT 2000

. . . i.e., just stone throwing. But just as most Americans consider Seattle to be largely nonviolent because stone throwers were a small minority, so Palestinians consider the current intifada to be mainly nonviolent because only a small minority of them are shooting. . . .

It doesn't matter whether the Palestinians think what they are doing is non-violent. What matters is what others think. N-V is a political act aimed at changing the minds of others. If others are not impressed, you're doing it wrong.


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