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A Time for Action (english)
12 Nov 2002
Now is the time to go on the offensive.
A Time for Action
Author: Stephen DeVoy
November 12, 2002
We are losing ground.  Despite the rising swell of protest and
dissent, the fascist regime is consolidating its newly stolen power.  We
are on the brink of a war of aggression.  Federal agents are being deployed
within our nation's borders where they are expected to prowl and harass innocent
civilians - "Citizen, Your Papers Please!"  The nazified national
security apparatus is grabbing for power and getting it.  You will be
policed, monitored, and scrutinized.  The crushing boot of the state seeks
to stamp out your independent thought and transform you into a resource for the
destruction of the lives of others and a source of production for the corporate
class.  Your children, parents, and siblings will be sent to die in a war -
a war that need not be fought.
The media has fallen into formation with the fascist machine of the Bush
regime.  Your news is manipulated.  Your perception of reality is
molded.  You lack the informational resources necessary to choose in your
own best interest.  Increasingly, the only medium for information exchange
not entirely within the fascist sphere, the Internet, is inching closer and
closer to governmental and corporate control.  Those few open fields, where
free exchange of ideas are possible, are falling victim to cyber brownshirts
that will go to any length to intimidate those who would dare speak out and to
shut down those forums outside of their control, are evaporating under the
weight of frustration and anger.
Those of us who have spoken out against the new fascism have supported a
benign resistance where we assumed that some level of common ethics would permit
our thoughts to be heard.  After all, it is only when openness is permitted
that revolution becomes unnecessary, at least in the physical sense. 
However, when the avenues of discussion and dialog are closed and when the
honest intentions of those who speak out are crushed under the weight of endless
harassment, threats, and defamation, the time comes when a defense based upon
the assumption of mutual respect dissolves into a cold reality that recognizes
the moral depravity of the enemy and the necessity to combat him through
aggression and offense.  Such a time has come. 
Thus, with the avenues of benign change closed, we declare it necessary to
promulgate a resistance based on aggression and offense.  While it would be
foolish to advocate breaking the law, especially in a public forum, we do
advocate pushing the law to its limits and under taking those actions that will
not only impede the enemy, but cause him great losses and frustration above and
beyond that which we our selves have suffered.  We propose more than to
simply become ungovernable.  We propose the undertaking of active steps to
drain the resources of the enemy, complicate his plans, and tie up his energies
until it becomes clear that he cannot govern.  And when this state of
failure on the part of the masters is reached, we propose going even further to
stamp out any and all hope that he may have of recovering his power.
In all steps we undertake to forward the collapse of fascism, we must make
it clear, through explicit act or announcement, that our actions have been taken
in the name of the Resistance.  Let it become irrefutable that a Resistance
exists.  Let it become irrefutable that the cause of frustration imposed
upon the masters is a manifestation of the will of the Resistance.
Yes, the Resistance!  Let us digress, for a moment, and discuss the
Resistance.  We must not let the Resistance become an organization. 
We must not let the Resistance have leaders, membership lists, nor physical
location.  Leaders can be jailed, killed, and defamed.  Membership
lists can be found and exploited.  Physical locations can be monitored,
control, and/or destroyed.  The Resistance is in the heart of each and
every free man and free woman that raise their middle finger to the face of the
tyrant in defiance.  The Resistance must center around small groups of
individuals that know each other personally.  The operational unit of the
Resistance must be the small circle of friends, families, and associates that
choose to plan, act, and execute their resistance independently, secretly, and
anonymously.  Only such a decentralized movement will evade the omnipresent
eye of the surveillance state.  Only such a decentralized movement can
avoid decapitation.  We must look to the writings of revolutionaries before
us and understand how it is that they accomplished so much with so little. 
Above all, we must embrace each other as comrades in struggle without regard to
political ideology or grand schemes for a final outcome.  The task at hand
is before that.  The task at hand is to end the tyranny.
Speak with those who share your discontent.  Take care to exclude
those who choose safety over freedom.  Discuss in private the steps you
will take to drain the resources of the enemy.  Seek to frustrate him,
confuse him, and entangle him.  Seek ways to turn those among the enemy
against each other.  Engage in information warfare.  Reveal the
emperor and his followers for what they are, naked fools clothed in the illusion
of power, for no one can rule without the consent of the ruled and you have it
within your power to be unruly.
See also:,_2002.htm
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