A Successful Revolution Avoids Violence
Two Kinds of Resistance to Tyranny
by Gary North
Would you rather wind up like David Koresh or Barack Obama?
Does this sound like a silly question? It isn’t.
Koresh thought he could kill federal officers and get away with it. He got killed, taking a lot of naive, trusting, and armed adults with him . . . and unarmed children.
Obama decided to follow the tactics of Saul Alinsky, a non-violent revolutionary who adopted the tactics of resistance used by Gandhi. A successful revolution avoids violence.
Who has been more successful in pursuing his agenda?
A decade before Koresh died and 19 years before Obama worked with ACORN, an Alinsky-inspired political organization (R.I.P.), I edited two volumes:
Theology of Christian Resistance
Tactics of Christian Resistance
In Tactics, I discussed Alinsky’s tactics. I recommended them, though of course modified so as not to pursue the strengthening of the state. I opposed armed resistance.