Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rebellion and Violence

By Jusu U. Dunor

Rebellion and Human Violation!
   In the early 2000 group of Liberians decided to use violence against a leader they choose to govern them, and their action brought setback, chaos and inhuman treatment to their fellow citizens.
Rebellion by definition is the refusal of obedience or order by a person or group of people. The act of being rebellious is undertaken in every part of the world by civilians and non-civilian populist to protest dissatisfaction against a rule, law and living condition. Often the term rebel is  used to refer to individuals or groups who disobey or go against a ruler way of governing. Below is a list of the various forms of rebellion:
  • Mutiny, which is carried out by military or security forces against their commanders
  • Resistance movement, which is carried out by freedom fighters, often against an occupying foreign power.
  • Revolution, which is carried out by radicals, usually meant to overthrow the current government.
  • Subversion, which are non-overt attempts at sabotaging a government, carried out by spies or other subversives
  • Terrorism, which is carried out by different kinds of political, economic or religious militant individuals or groups
  • Nonviolent resistance or civil disobedience, which do not include violence or paramilitary force
  • Revolt, a term that is sometimes used for a more localized rebellions rather than a general uprising.
This video shows group of men, women and children rebelling against their leader in a West African state of Liberia.

In this video these rebels decided to use gun violence to express their dissatisfaction against their leader and the result of their action was horrible, terrifying and disheartening.  The action these rebels used brought destruction to their communities, displacement of their fellow countrymen and as well as trauma to the younger children and the elderly people. On this note, it is worthy to digest that violence in any form is not a remedy for a positive change. At this juncture, In order to stage destructive rebellions always take into consideration the aftermath and the plight of the masses before such undertaken against a tyrant or a dictator.


  1. Sa'ood Abdul-BasitMarch 22, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Topics like these interest me a lot, I like how you listed the definitions of the different forms of rebellion, very informative. I also agree that committing violence does not cause positive change , and that it does more damage than healing sadly!

  2. Great blog post. I like how each of the definitions of rebellion were listed, and were written in a way that they were easy to read. As with the other poster I agree that committing violence does nothing but cause more damage. Sadly however, we don't live in a world where change can always be brought about in a clam and peaceful way. Sometime sit seems violence is the only real way to accomplish something.

  3. Nice job Jusu! The video clip was mind boggling. It is terrible that in today's modern world people can slaughter an entire village with no consequence. How can people turn a blind eye to this? It's sad that all across the world not one country will help these people. I bet if they had oil in their land people would take interest. I'm losing faith in people. Frank Carbone