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In Solidarity with National Collective [Part 1]

Hear-no6RESISTANCE CHECKLIST:

Resist whatever seems inevitable.

Resist people who seem invincible.

Resist the embrace of those who have lost.

Resist the flattery of those who have won.

Resist any idea that contains the word algorithm.

Resist the hope that you’ll get that big job.

Resist getting big jobs.

Resist taking the path of least resistance.

Resist the influence of the appealing.

Resist the growing conviction that They are right.

Resist the nagging feeling that They will win.

Resist believing that there is an answer to every question.

Resist accepting honors from those you do not respect.

Resist the panicky feeling that you are alone.

Resist hoping that next year will be better.

Resist assuming that the locus of power is elsewhere.

Resist believing that anyone knows what will actually happen.

Resist the indifference of adversaries.

Resist the ready acceptance of friends.

Resist the thought that life is simple, after all.

Resist the belated feeling that you should seek forgiveness.

Resist the desire to move to a different city.

Resist the notion that you should never compromise.

Resist any thought that contains the word should.

Resist people who tell you to resist.

– Lebbeus Woods

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  1. Charles Patrick O'Brien says:

    I ended up resisting reading it all,sorry about that.

  2. James Coleman says:

    You must have a very short attention span. Anyway, why tell us? It doesn’t add to the debate.

    1. James Coleman says:

      My post is actually a reply to Charles Patrick O’Brien and not a comment on the article itself which I fully endorse.

  3. keef22Keef says:

    Thank you Bella for articulating the sentiment of the many.
    After the Yes vote Scotland should ensure that despotic tactics such as those aimed at free speech should be outlawed.

  4. annie says:

    This really is some serious shit :-0 What the hell does BT and their lackeys expect to gain from this? They’ve totally lost the tottie!

  5. keef22 says:

    Thank you Bella for articulating the sentiment of the many.

  6. Shirley says:

    Thank you Bella. Can’t wait for Part 2.

  7. Hamish says:

    Adolescent petty-bourgeois nonsense.

    1. bellacaledonia says:

      Re-arrange the phrase ‘you fuck’ into a popular well-used saying

      1. vronsky says:

        Yup. We come here for the quality of debate.

  8. G. P. Walrus says:

    “Resist any idea that contains the word algorithm.”

    Yeah, let’s be anti-intellectual. That’ll help.

  9. Vronsky says:

    “Resist any thought that contains the word should”

    Including tbis one?

  10. John Souter says:

    Resist apathy – the rest will fall in place.

  11. Resist people who tell you to resist.

    Mm hmm.

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