Encouraging words – Lessons from history…
The crowds demonstrating against the Shah’s tyranny […] were almost entirely non-violent. Nevertheless, they were shot down in their hundreds and thousands by the forces of “law and order”, who could not find any other way of dispersing them.
But the protesters kept coming back […] when the mourning period was over […] offering themselves up once more to be killed.
No regime can go on for very long once that starts happening. Its own henchmen become sickened by what they are being compelled to do, and start to desert it.