Marikana, Gaza, Ferguson - 'You Should Think of Them Always As Armed'
Date Written: 18/08/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16737
In colonial wars the occupying power invariably reaches a point where it has to acknowledge that its true enemy is not a minority - devil worshipers, communists, fanatics or terrorists - subject to external and evil manipulation, but the people as a whole. Once this point is reached every colonised person is taken as a potential combatant and the neighbourhood and the home are cast as legitimate sites of combat.