Somewhere through the tales of repression and subjugation however (across soldiers and settlers), he somehow tells a tale of resistance the likes of which James Scott and Verta Taylor would approve. Somewhere on the way to subjugation, he tells the tale of children picking up rocks, political education classes and solidarity building in prison, the pride of having been arrested as a form of social capital and the performance of subordination of a little boy at a check point.
Now feigning submission ain't the same thing as storming the houses of government or defeating someone on the battlefield, but it is different from cowering in a corner or not acknowledging that you live in a police state. The resistance is subtle. The repression appears successful. Sacco ends, however, with the acknowledgement that just because you don't see the revolution doesn't mean that one isn't coming.
Graphic novel (2001). Graphic Novel information.