Revolution needs two components: Empathy and perseverance.
In order to insight change, we must first understand that change and power shifts are difficult for our oppressors. Therefore we must show them our perspective whilst being careful not to diminish the validity of their own. We must show them how their worldview, while valid and beneficial to them, is far from beneficial and in fact, lethal to us. This is the empathy part – to say “We know you don’t mean to harm us but you are killing us so please stop”.
The perseverance part is when you know that oppressors don’t normally change their minds willingly. Therefore we must continue to show them how their inability to see from any other view but their own is killing All of Us.
I propose the idea of Te Kotahitanga. It means unity in Maori. It is about shifting consciousness and perception. Identifying hidden hegemonic value systems that only serve a portion of the population and actually devalue and dehumanize the rest.
It is about teaching people to walk a mile, or ten…in someone else’s shoes. This is the only way to create lasting change.