Churchill, Ward – “Pacifism and Pathology In The American Left” – [Ak Press Audio]
recorded in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, this gem of agit-prop from AK Press explores the futility and hypocrisy of pacifism in protesting the violence inherent in modern power politics. how do you oppose the extermination of countless Iraqi men, women and children through the mere lifting of signs and yelling of slogans? is it wrong to smash the windows of a McDonald’s when challenging the ubiquity of corporate influence? does the discrediting of violent upheaval serve to perpetuate the hierarchy of truth? definitions of violence and sacrifice are deconstructed in this lecture by longtime activist Ward Churchill. arm up, rise up, don’t give up the fight.