Srdja Popovic and Mladen Joksic, founders of Serbia’s revolutionary movement ‘Otpor’, explain, how laughtivism can be an effective protest method.
“Today’s most successful activists are transforming their societies not through the power of their weapons, but through the strength of their wit. In the process, they are replacing traditional notions of revolutionary fervor with a new form of protest rooted in fun, satire, and good humor: laughtivism”
Humor is an important part of the protests. It breaks fear and builds confidence. It also makes the protest cool and helps movements to attract new members. But it’s not an easy way. It requires a constant stream of creativity.