In “Resistance During the Holocaust” resistance was so hard because many Jews were murdered by the Nazis and they had very little access to weapons. The purpose for passive resistance was to forget the worries of the ghetto life and to keep themselves clean, and personal satisfaction. The types of cultural and spiritual resistance were Violins of hope, poems, books, music, reading, writing, singing, photography, and art. Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, and Chiune Sugihara were forced enormous risks to save and care for those being persecuted in Europe. For example, people can best respond to conflict by passively resisting because of legacies, hope, and survival.
In the contemporary time period needs to understand the politics of resistance by the idea that agents stand ‘counter to’ relations of power. In the polanyian tradition, for example, the ‘counter to’ relates with necessary uprising changes against the self- regulating markets. As I have argued elsewhere, these traditions significantly underplay the ambiguities and contradictions of subject positions within the interplay of power and resistance (Amoore and Langley 2004; Amoore 2005). The tendency to oppose power/ resistance leads to drive to seek to resolve such contradictions and concealment of difficulties at the heart of political life. The cultural resistance that is commonly relates with cultural creativity and cultural occupations, and both are the field of culture that exists in a
In James Scott’s writings about “Everyday Forms of Resistance”, he makes many points about power and where it may lie, even if the points are unintentional they provide a solid argument with great examples to back up those arguments. Scott argues that a vast realm of political action is overlooked for two reasons. The first reason is that it is not openly declared in the usually understood sense of “politics”. Second, the group action displayed is not how we normally understand collective action. From these two reasons, Scott suggested that arguments could be developed, stating that “much of the politics of subordinate groups fall into the category of “everyday forms of resistance”, these activities should most definitely be considered political.”” (Scott,
The last form of resistance was Spiritual Resistance. Upon viewing the title, most would associate the word “spiritual” with religious, which in most contexts are correct. But “spiritual” in this context also implies much, much more. The word “spiritual” also relates to the condition of the human spirit at all times. It is a subtle reference to the human condition as one would call it.
Power and Empowerment A central concept in the anti-oppressive and CRT practice is the role of power. Power is usually in the hands of the dominant group which is able to exert a strong impact on the oppressed and marginalized people in the society.
The third argument King has in favour of nonviolent resistance is in how it creates a stage for oppressed groups to speak their truths. King views nonviolent resistance as the only morally sound method in addressing these issues. When reading this, I found it to be slightly unclear, however, I have concluded that it is because hate breeds hate, which is why a different approach is needed being nonviolent resistance. This would prove to be a powerful movement, but frustrating as one must expect to face various forms of violence but stay in a state of peace within oneself. In intentionally placing oneself in violent scenarios and not having to endure extreme mistreatment in attempt to address another.
In the “Resistance During the Holocaust”, it describes how the Jews actively resisted with uprising in camps, Partisans, and rescuers. People can best respond to conflict by fighting by active resistance because to avoid later shame, show defiance, and die in your own way. When the war is over why should you live the rest of your life in shame, guilt, and humiliation? In the “Violence of Hope” Assi Bielski’s “father was a Jewish resistance fighter” (14). Her family happily talks about the war with no humiliation as she goes on saying, “it’s the number tattooed on your arm that is a constant reminder of the humiliation.
When considering activism, certain pros and cons come to mind. Pros of activism include being able to physically connect with people who have similar goals and values; causing someone to follow a certain lifestyle that will makes a light but powerful impression on the earth and activism is a physical way of inspiring people to accomplish the phase, “actions speak louder than words” and get things done, putting in passionate effort into renewing a cause. Cons of Activism include the risk of being physically assaulted or victimized by the public or the government. Activism can be restricted in terms of only reaching to the locals of a particular area rather than reaching the masses abroad and activists in general can receive a lack of support and validation. When slacktivism comes into motion, the pros and cons are almost the reverse of activism.
In the end all the methods used to protect women only reinforced the discrimination, and Handmaids are depicted as baby machines. All this class struggle leads to one answer, in this society freedom is all about what you are forced to achieve to serve the nation. Individuals do not settle their objectives, but the government that force them to accomplish them because they are morally correct. Women are expected to do their job, their “uses”, since it is for the wealth of the
The notion that oppression breeds resistance is echoed in the prominent political activist’s words of Doctor Karima El-Hefnawy who says, “when society keeps telling women they cant be judges or presidents, they try to prove the opposite and this gives them more motivation to excel… As a female you have to snatch your rights, one after the other, you have to defy traditions and be in the frontlines” (Affify 2011). El-Hefnawy together with other women activists insist upon resistance against all forms of subjugation asserting their determination to exercise their full rights as equals to