[Marxism] NYTimes report sees Hezbollah, Nasrallah aswinner so far-- US as big loser

Paul H. Dillon illonph at pacbell.net
Mon Jul 31 09:04:11 MDT 2006


The idea of a Ghandian style march into the muzzles doesn't seem to quite 
fit into Arab political culture.

Non-violent resistance to the Israelis -- could it be sold as a kind of 
"martyrdom" ?  That underlying sentiment -- at a much smaller scale --  
motivates everyone who goes limp and allows themselves to be arrested in any 
non-violent protest.  But the very idea of passive resistance seems 
peculiarly incongruent in the current mid_East situation.  For that very 
reason it would be of tremendous moral force and would awaken a global 
response of support.  One would have to wonder however, whether the Israelis 
wouldn't just pull another "highway of death" on such marchers.

Paul Dillon 





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