REBELLION, REVOLT, DISSENT, AND RESISTANCE:
Dito por um canalha libertário, dos que preferem Teerão ( ou Damasco) a Nova Iorque, parece bem; dito por um swine fascista, é o horror:
Q: What is the difference between rebellion, revolt, dissent, and resistance?
DV: Revolt is a spontaneous movement provoked by an injustice, an ignominy, or a scandal. Child of indignation, revolt is rarely sustained. Dissent, like heresy, is a breaking with a community, whether it be a political, social, religious, or intellectual community. Its motives are often circumstantial and don’t necessarily imply struggle. As to resistance, other than the mythic sense it acquired during the war, it signifies one’s opposition, even passive opposition, to a particular force or system, nothing more. To be a rebel is something else.
Q: What, then, is the essence of a rebel?
DV: A rebel revolts against whatever appears to him illegitimate, fraudulent, or sacrilegious. The rebel is his own law. This is what distinguishes him. His second distinguishing trait is his willingness to engage in struggle, even when there is no hope of success. If he fights a power, it is because he rejects its legitimacy, because he appeals to another legitimacy, to that of soul or spirit.