In thinking about a response to a post in another thread, I looked up a quote in Jesus and Nonviolence
. (To find what page it was on, I used the Search this book
feature at Amazon.com)
from page 61:
"To a certain extent the refusal to love enemies is a result of seeing the opposition as a monolith. We fail to note that the enemy camp is inevitably riddled with power struggles, fragmentation, back-stabbing, personal vendettas, bureaucratic infighting, and careerism, all of which conspire to prevent maximum efficiency in oppression."
I really like this quote because I sometimes tend to be shocked and awed by the power and size of oppressive forces.