Rebellion: Good or Bad?

Dear reader,

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?

-Kinya

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3 thoughts on “Rebellion: Good or Bad?

  1. Kinya, though this was a brief (pleasant) post, it was a thought-provoking read that I think was in part due to the facts and the rhetorical question in the end. You have made some goods points about rebellion being a successful act, but I am not quite sure of what your position is regarding the act rebellion.
    Is rebellion only towards a government or just an authoritative force? What changes occurred because of the Civil Rights movement? One thing I would suggest is that you can expand more on rebels and rebellion, and on your position. Otherwise, good job! I look forward to your future blog posts.

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  2. I like how you gave an example of the Civil Rights Movement, but it seems you did not incorporate it in your argument. It would be great if you had an answer to your own question so that the reader can read the blog post from your stance and then evaluate it through their own eye. Your blog post is short and brief thereby leaving the reader slightly lost in what the purpose of blog post is. I strongly recommend that next time you input your thoughts into your blog. After all, this is your blog… 🙂

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  3. Kinya, I think this is well-written and engaging, but I ultimately agree with Jaegook that it would be stronger if you took a stance. I’m left with the original question, but not a strong sense of your answer to that question or position on the issue. Also, keep working to eradicate vague or general statements: “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.” What protests are those, about what topics? Use specific examples, and be concrete.

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