The United States, as the leader of the Western alliance, has initiated numerous interventions to establish democracy across the world as a universal ideal. While a few of these endeavors have been successful, most have resulted in disastrous outcomes that have worsened the situation.

Politically speaking, in the physical world, where there is pressure, one also finds resistance: The greater the pressure, the stronger the resistance against it.

In a colonial state setting, the colonialized subjects respond to the growing sense of pressure (from the colonialists) with sustainable resistance: Disobedience, peaceful protest, and national emancipation movements.

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the execution of Osman Batur, an East Turkistani hero who had spent his whole life fighting against Chinese invaders. Uyghurs cherish the memory of this national hero.