Quotes / Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters

Fanworks

The sound of angry shouting and fists banging against iron bars rung loudly in her ears, turning the throbbing pain into ringing agony. It had all happened so fast, too fast. Her brothers and sisters had been rallying against the gates, protests falling on deaf ears, shouting for justice, for equality.
It had only taken a few angry words, an angry push, a heated insult.
"Get back in line you dogs!"
From there it had become a ripple, a shocked wave of anger and confusion, spreading. The crowd had moved as one, forming a line of defense, curling into an arc ("protect our own").
RWBY fic It's Okay

Literature

Boh Da Thone was a warrior bold:
His sword and his Snider were bossed with gold.
And the Peacock Banner his henchmen bore
Was stiff with bullion but stiffer with gore.
He shot at the strong and he slashed at the weak.
From the Salween scrub to the Chidwin teak;
He crucified noble, he sacrificed meek:
He filled old ladies with kerosine:
While over the water the papers cried,
"The patriot fights for his countryside."
Rudyard Kipling, The Ballad of Bo Da Thone.

""To summon Sparrow back from the dead would mean sacrificing Dorcas."
"The terrorist?"
"The freedom fighter. Should I condemn her to death to give birth to a shadow? Let her live, Mallory."''
Grail

George W. Bush: Vladimir, this is Dubya. I have urgent news. General Abigor has just surrendered and defected.
Vladimir Putin: That filthy Vlasovite bastard.
Bush: Sorry Vladimir, you misunderstand, he's a baldrick, he's defecting to us.
Putin: What I meant to say, of course, was that he is a heroic champion of freedom and liberty who has overcome his corrupt upbringing so that he can rally to the side of truth, honor and justice.
Bush: That's right Vladimir, he's a filthy Vlasovite bastard, but he's our filthy Vlasovite bastard.

Live-Action TV

The difference between generals and terrorists, doctor, is only the difference between winners and losers. You win, you're called a "general".
Kyril Finn, Star Trek: The Next Generation episode 60: "The High Ground"

Video Games
''It's not like [Machina]'s the only person who's lost someone they love. Even the bad-guys we're making go bye-bye are somebody else's good guys.

Web Animation

Tifa: "How was destroying a factory that was sucking the life out of the planet "terrorism"?
Cloud: EVERY PART OF IT WAS TERRORISM!

Blake: The White Fang is hardly a bunch of psychopaths. They're a collection of misguided Faunus.
Weiss: Misguided?! They want to wipe humanity off the face of the planet!
Blake: So, then they're very misguided!
RWBY

Web Original

58% of those arrested in connection with the riots came from the poorest 20% of areas of England. This fact speaks volumes about the causes of the riots. And perhaps more to the point, it is not necessarily reasonable to expect people’s howl of outrage at the apparent and hopeless dead end that is their life to be orderly and productive.
Dr. Phil Sandifer on the 2011 England riots

Real Life

"But what are we to make of the fact that the two thieves between whom Christ was nailed have suddenly been transformed into "insurgents"?... When the modern ear hears "insurgents," the mind thinks of Vietcong, mujahedin, contras, Shining Path, Kurds, a half-dozen jumbled and bloody acronyms. What's next? 'And they crucified Him between two freedom fighters....'"
Christopher Buckley, reviewing the New American Bible

"In two hundred years will people remember us as traitors or heroes? That is the question we must ask."

"Like when a group of thirty Bloods walks up on a group of thirty Crips and everybody salutes and hugs and shakes hands, and starts to take pictures. But then the pictures that they take, they say 'Oh now they uniting to kill cops.'"
—April 28th, 2015, WBAL TV 11, Baltimore, interview with Black Men United.

"Everybody is worried about stopping terrorism...there is a simple solution: stop participating in it."
Noam Chomsky


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