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  1. ‘Counterinsurgency campaigns, although they involve arms and weapons, are primarily, as in the old cliche, about hearts and minds. The goal is to win back, or at least render passive, a disaffected population…

    We do not have the tools or the wealth of the state. We cannot beat it at its own game. We cannot (except rarely) ferret out infiltrators. The legal system is almost always on the state’s side…

    All we have, as Vaclav Havel wrote, is our powerlessness. And that powerlessness is our strength. The ability of the movement to overthrow the corporate state depends on embracing this powerlessness. It depends on two of our most important assets – utter and complete transparency, and a rigid adherence to nonviolence, including respect for private property. These assets permit us, as Havel puts it in his classic 1978 essay “The Power of the Powerless,” to live in truth. And by living in truth, we expose a corrupt corporate state that perpetuates lies and functions by deceit.’ –Chris Hedges, Wages of Rebellion

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