I have been thinking about the concept of ‘rebellion’ recently. Is it good or bad? Does it undermine authority as a powerful force?
Rebellion is defined as “an act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler.” People rebel against things that they may not support or believe in and allows them to be heard about issues that concern them. That sparks a strong movement in some cases. Those rebellions spark change for what may lie ahead for those people in the government.
For example, with the Civil Rights movement in America in the 1950s and 1960s, black people in America were fighting against the inequality that they were facing. There were many changes in America over the years sparked by the movement. However, in some people’s opinions, the issue has not been fully addressed. Even today, there are some protests that go on about other sensitive topics, and they get noticed for the message they are trying to express.
Rebellions are a drastic way for people to have their voices heard if multiple efforts to do so before have failed, but are they really a force for good or bad? What do you think, dear reader?