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Tor Ekeland
My dad was tortured by the Gestapo for 4 days and thrown in a concentration camp for being in the Norwegian Resistance. Growing up, he would tell me things he learned in the Resistance. I thought, I'm never going to need this stuff. Here's some things of those things
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
Replying to @TorEkelandPC
First, you're never going to win a head on battle with an adversary that's got you outgunned. That's not the point of the Resistance. The point is to create friction, make it hard for your adversary to operate, to increase transaction costs.
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emptywheel Jun 24
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Your dad or the superhero grand-dad?
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
Replying to @TorEkelandPC
Second, resistance doesn't have to be a dramatic act. It can be a small act, like losing a sheet of paper, taking your time processing something, not serving someone in a restaurant. Small acts taken by thousands have big effects.
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
Replying to @emptywheel
Dad.
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
Replying to @TorEkelandPC
Third, use your privilege and access if you've got it. He and his buddies stole weapons from the Nazis by driving up with a truck to the weapons depot, speaking German, acting like it was a routine pick up, and driving away.
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
Replying to @TorEkelandPC
Fourth, and this is part of the third point really, sometimes the best way to do things is right out in the open. Because no one will believe something like what you're doing would be happening so blatantly. All good Social Engineers know this.
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emptywheel Jun 24
Replying to @TorEkelandPC
TY
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
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Five, bide your time. But be ready for opportunity when it strikes. Again, your action need not be dramatic. Just a little sand in the gears helps.
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Robᵉʳᵗ Graham 🤔 Jun 24
I feel old with a grandad who was in WW II, then I meet people my age with dads/uncles in WW II and then I feel REAL old.
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
Replying to @TorEkelandPC
Six, and this is a no brainer, operate in cells to limit damage to the resistance should they take you out. Limit the circulation of info to your cell, avoid writing things down and . . .
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emptywheel Jun 24
Tor is younger than me, which I was about to remind him, but my dad was younger than his dad.
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
Replying to @TorEkelandPC
Seven, be very careful with whom you trust. Snitches and compromised individuals are everywhere. My Dad was arrested because of a snitch. His friends weren't so lucky, the Gestapo machine gunned the cabin they were in without bothering to try and arrest them.
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Bec Jun 24
Please this thread.
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
Replying to @TorEkelandPC
Eight, use the skills you have to contribute. Dad was an electrical engineer. When the Nazis imposed the death penalty for owning a radio (the British sent coded messages to the Resistance after BBC shows) he said he became the most popular guy in town.
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Tor Ekeland Jun 24
Replying to @TorEkelandPC
But everything's cool and we're not going to need to engage in any of this. We don't have a President who openly admires and coddles dictators while trashing our democratic allies. Our President has read the Constitution he's taken an oath to uphold, and so have his followers.
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mama Jun 24
I’m reminded that I’ve seen a LOT of opinions on here by historians and people who lived through the Holocaust & not ONE of them has been like “nah this is not like that everything is fine”
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MJR jnr Jun 24
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Small things... My mother was instructed in school that if the Boche invaded they were to point all signposts the opposite way
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Anna Bekoach Jun 24
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Grini?
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