Gene Sharp is not a typical pacifist. “When I used to lecture, I would always get complaints from the pacifists,” says the academic, who turns 85 this month. “They would say I wasn’t pure. They said that what I was proposing was ‘still conflict’.” Military people often understood him better. A retired US army colonel, Robert Helvey, heard Sharp lecture 20 years ago and persuaded him to visit Burma, where rebels asked Sharp to give them advice.

He wrote a pamphlet. “I didn’t know Burma well,” he recalls. “So I had to write generically: if a movement wanted to bring a dictatorship to an end, how would they do it?” That pamphlet, From Dictatorship to Democracy (1993), contained the idea for which Sharp is now known all over the world – that power is held only by the consent of the people over whom it is exercised, and that consent can be withdrawn. All regimes depend on certain pillars of support and, with a proper strategy, resisters can remove those pillars non-violently.

    Gene Sharp: The Machiavelli of non-violence

(ale nie znajdziecie go w PL-wikipedii. u nas nie ma się przeciw czemu buntować.)

a dodatkowo: zdjęcie (tak: moje, wiadomo) z tzw. blokady Ronda w warszawie, 1981 r.
(zwróćmy uwagę na reklamę „LOT”; ot, tak: bez związku…)

    ale my to mamy gdzieś / dokładnie tam