1. Dignified disobedience is an attitude to life which dispenses human beings from having
    to protect themselves from, or defend themselves against, others. (Christus Jezus)
  2. The individual practising dignified disobedience is independently responsible for the
    consequences of his or her actions. (Henry David Thoreau)
  3. Dignified disobedience is never directed against a person, but always against a rule
    (of law) representing some form of injustice. (Noam Chomsky)
  4. Dignified disobedience is individual, never collective. (Sophie Scholl)
  5. Dignified disobedience is necessary whenever the interests of the state dominate or
    damage the interests of the individual. (Ayn Rand)
  6. (Consciously) participating in (collective) injustice causes ineradicable suffering.
    (Jung Chang)
  7. Dignified disobedience is based on individual, balanced considerations in
    thinking, feeling and willing. (Rudolf Steiner)
  8. Lack of dignified disobedience fosters the (fascistoid) culture of power in a society.
    (Friedrich A. Hayek)
  9. It is the duty of every individual human being to conduct himself or herself with
    dignified disobedience in a situation of injustice. (C.F. Samuel Hahnemann)
  10. A good government should not only tolerate, but even foster and protect dignified
    disobedience, just as the king in former days used to do with his jester. (Michel Foucault)
  11. Dignified disobedience occurs in the service of the Other. (Emmanuel Levinas)
  12. Dignified disobedience never expresses itself through violence. (Mahatma Gandhi)

The twelf principles of dignified injustice have been inspired by
the life work of the individuals named.

Jan Pieter de Kok, 29-09-2006

Jan Pieter de Kok
Aquarel, ink & pastel, 2006