--Jurgen Moltmann, The Power of the Powerless
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Quoting Moltmann 11-20-07
"I should not like there to be any misunderstanding on this point. It may be necessary, indeed unavoidable, to carry on the struggle against the marching feet by means of marching feet, and to break the rods of the slave-drivers with our own rods, provided that there is no doubt about the right to resistance. This right exists when laws are broken, constitutions destroyed, or fundamental human rights are persistently infringed. But even so, these struggles are still struggles in the night. They are not as yet the light of the final liberation. They are caught up in the vicious cycle of force and retaliation. They do not bring lasting peace, or unswerving justice. The oppression of the poor is not a state of affairs with which one can rest content. The punishment of the oppressor is not a liberation over which one can rejoice."