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Fri Jun 3, 2022, 12:12 PM

"Don't bother"? Actions that involve doing nothing

Too much effort, it's already over, don't try, blah, blah, blah.

So, in a US with AR-15-led carnage, the 5 of the SCOTUS losing their frickin' minds, and Republicans gaming the election process and the years 2020-2022 are just a road-bump to fascism, what are we supposed to do about it? Vote? OK, sure, but what else? What happens in the meantime, outside of November? What happens in the odd-numbered years?

Well, I've compiled a list from Gene Sharp's 198 nonviolent actions, of which doing the OPPOSITE requires effort, money, and energy.

Enjoy... and now nobody has an excuse.

Withdrawal and renunciation
52. Silence

Ostracism of persons
55. Social boycott
56. Selective social boycott
57. Lysistratic nonaction

Noncooperation with social events, customs, and institutions
61. Boycott of social affairs
64. Withdrawal from social institutions

Withdrawal from the social system
65. Stay-at-home
66. Total personal noncooperation

Action by consumers
71. Consumers’ boycott
72. Nonconsumption of boycotted goods
73. Policy of austerity
74. Rent withholding
76. National consumers’ boycott
77. International consumers’ boycott

Action by workers and producers
78. Workmen’s boycott
79. Producers’ boycott

Action by middlemen
80. Suppliers’ and handlers’ boycott

Action by holders of financial resources
87. Refusal to pay fees, dues, and assessments
88. Refusal to pay debts or interest
90. Revenue refusal
91. Refusal of a government’s money

Action by owners and management
81. Traders’ boycott
82. Refusal to let or sell property
84. Refusal of industrial assistance
85. Merchants’ “general strike”

Combinations of strikes and economic closures
118. Hartal (total shutdown of workplaces, offices, shops, and courts of law)
119. Economic shutdown

Rejection of authority
120. Withholding or withdrawal of allegiance
121. Refusal of public support

Citizens’ alternatives to obedience
133. Reluctant and slow compliance
134. Nonobedience in absence of direct supervision
135. Popular nonobedience
136. Disguised disobedience
138. Sitdown
139. Noncooperation with conscription and deportation

Action by government personnel
142. Selective refusal of assistance by government aides
144. Stalling and obstruction
145. General administrative noncooperation
146. Judicial noncooperation
147. Deliberate inefficiency and selective noncooperation by
enforcement agents

Psychological intervention
159. The fast
(a) Fast of moral pressure
(b) Hunger strike

Economic intervention
182. Stay-in strike


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Magoo48 Jun 2022 #1

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Fri Jun 3, 2022, 12:28 PM

1. But, but we'll be inconvenienced...

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