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Gene Sharp: Author of the nonviolent revolution rulebook
BBC News Middle East online ^
| 21 Feb 2011
| Ruaridh Arrow
Posted on 02/21/2011 11:12:53 AM PST by huldah1776
...This is Dr Gene Sharp the man now credited with the strategy behind the toppling of the Egyptian government.
Gene Sharp is the world's foremost expert on non-violent revolution. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages, his books slipped across borders and hidden from secret policemen all over the world.
... When it reached Russia the intelligence services raided the print shop and the shops selling it mysteriously burned to the ground.
The Iranians became so worried they broadcast an animated propaganda film on state TV - of Gene Sharp plotting the overthrow of Iran from The White House.
President Hugo Chavez used his weekly television address to warn the country that Sharp was a threat to the national security of Venezuela.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Conspiracy; History; Society
KEYWORDS: democracy; genesharp; revolution
Sounds like a plan!
His central message is that the power of dictatorships comes from the willing obedience of the people they govern - and that if the people can develop techniques of withholding their consent, a regime will crumble.
Sounds like something Freepers should be reading... ;-)
posted on 02/21/2011 11:17:11 AM PST
(Thanking God for many blessings :-))
In an old townhouse in East Boston an elderly stooped man is tending rare orchids in his shabby office. His Labrador Sally lies on the floor between stacks of academic papers watching him as he shuffles past.
Nero Wolfe moved to Boston and got a dog? Who knew?
...if the people can develop techniques of withholding their consent, a regime will crumble.
Ayn Rand was there first. It's called going Galt. I've done it. With the passage of RomneyCare I shut my business down. I buy as little as possible in MA and am now about to relocate to TX.
posted on 02/21/2011 11:22:10 AM PST
by Paine in the Neck
(Napolean fries the idea powder.)
posted on 02/21/2011 2:22:48 PM PST
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