“O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.” Isabella, from Measure for Measure, mocks the proud man's brief power.
Where Bishop Hugh Latimer preached obedience, Elie Wiesel in his 1986 acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize said “Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere.”
Whether power is represented by a crown or a badge, “the reaction of the black man to oppression will be the same as the reaction of the white man to oppression.” These words of Malcom X's still resonate today as the excessive use of deadly force by police is finally coming under scrutiny.
We end the rebellion chapter with combined speeches of both Brutus and Cassius from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. “…waving our red weapons o'er our heads, Let's all cry 'Peace, freedom and liberty!” As in ancient time this cry justice must be bought at the cost of war.
THE ANSWER TO TYRANNY
Gluttony of Power
Answer to Tyranny
Response to Rebellion
Death of Power