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Gene Sharp = Dictator to Democracy

In Activism, Anonymous, Archive, Internet, Occupy, Politics, WikiLeaks on October 27, 2014 at 4:49 AM

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Never heard of Gene Sharp?…not surprising as his books and publications are not widely spread amongst Western controlled Social Media.

Gene Sharp wrote the magnificent “Dictator to Democracy” which was originally published in Bangkok in 1993 by the Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Burma in association with Khit Pyaing (The New Era Journal).

Gene Sharp is the creator of the Einstein Institution , a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study of nonviolent action, and Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Today one can see elements of his work throughout popular democracy movements such as the Arab Spring up to and including the Hong Kong Occupy protests of today.

Using colours and slogans, which should always be in English, are examples of his writings  in action. Other notable examples Gene Sharp uses to press his point is the eloquent Fourteenth Century Chinese parable by Liu-Ji,

“Some men in the world rule their people by tricks and not by righteous principles. Aren’t they just like the monkey master? They are not aware of their muddle- headedness. As soon as their people become enlightened, their tricks no longer work.”

Never heard of Gene Sharp? read his work in the link below and maybe you will understand why.

“Nonviolent struggle is a much more complex and varied means of struggle than is violence. Instead, the struggle is fought by psychological, social, economic, and political weapons applied by the population and the institutions of the society. These have been known under various names of protests, strikes, noncoopera- tion, boycotts, disaffection, and people power.”


Also enjoy the documentary “How to Start a Revolution


  1. Whoah. Why has this guy’s writings not been made more popular, I wonder?


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