To the liberal with an SQL-syringe that uses the right given by Doemela on the @Doemela_IX account, it is like liberals, believing that propaganda alone, of deed and word, will bring about radical change. It will only frighten the population, demonize and isolate the revolutionaries and legitimated state repression. Violence is never a substitute for mass mobilization. It is never a substitute for the long and tedious work of building a revolutionary movement. And without a revolutionary movement, change is impossible. The utter uselessness of this liberal with an SQL-syringe create only a short-lived sensation, and lead in the long run to an apathy, and the passive awaiting of yet another ‘sensation’.
Revolutions may be made by militant minorities, but their power comes from articulating the conscious aspirations of most of the society. The obsession with specific ruling figures, rather than the structures of repressive power, divert attention from the most important targets.
The most effective way to weaken the resolve of the ruling elite is to tell it exactly what to expect. This audacity and brazenness attract the notice of state security, but it does not lead to public hostility to the revolutionary movement; indeed it gives the movement an allure and cachet. The revolutionary, must make unequivocal demands that, if met, would mean the obliteration of the current power structure. And the revolutionary must never compromise on these demands. The public exposure of corrupt centres of power, including the military, saps the confidence and credibility of the ruling elites. As a revolutionary force gathers momentum, the ruling elites attempt to make concessions that further weaken their credibility and strength.
Freedom only for the supporters of the government, only for the members of one party however numerous are no freedom at all. Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. Not because of any fanatical concept of “justice” but because all that is instructive, wholesome, and purifying in political freedom depends on this essential characteristic, and its effectiveness vanishes when “freedom” becomes a special privilege.
The ends never justify the means. Those who go down that road, who cast all morality aside, do not come back. You think you are driving the machine, and yet it’s driving you and suddenly other hands than yours are on the wheel.