Our representations of what happens in Syria contribute to the ongoing violence. The rhetoric allows the self-nominated international community to rationalise an ongoing structure of suffering, done with the best of intentions.
With the growing Syrian refugee crisis, media entrepreneurs seem to care more about protecting the
orthodox morality of humanitarianism, with the excuse of preserving social
order - as conceived by them - rather than educating the public.
Resistance is normally understood as military activism: armed actors using the
same ideology and undertaking distinct political aims sometimes using force.
But in Dahiyye, 'Resistance' can also be conceived of as a social ethic, one
that engages multiple and diverse ethnic and religious identities.
Middle Eastern revolutionaries and spectators alike, deprived
in the media of any representation of their own agency and denied the chance of
producing their own new life chances, end up commodifying the identities they
are exposed to within their social pattern