Interviewer: Why is direct action necessary?
Tim DeChristopher: Because we don't have the money to buy politicians. So we have to make our statement with our will rather than with our money, like the corporations can do. And this is the way that we do that. We can write letters and the companies will pay people to write letters. We can hold rallies, and they'll pay people to come to rallies. But when we put ourselves on the line, and are willing to make real sacrifices, that's where our opponents back down, because ultimately they're acting out of a selfish motive. They're acting for their own profit. So when it comes time to actually make some sacrifices for what they're fighting for, they'll back down. And we'll continue on and build the vision of the world we want.