RESPONSIBILITY is the ability to respond 'properly' to the challenges of life. Properly with respect to our true nature as a human being, that is taking charge of our own destiny.
As I see it, we have to learn to accept responsibility for our own lives
China is a case in point. If we were to let the revolutionary forces take over, the country would be in a worse state than the USSR. This could spill over the rest of the world in an even more devastating manner. Yes, China has to learn to treat it political prisoners in a 'civil' manner, but no, don't throw the country into an anarchistic chaos. At this point in time, it cannot afford to let a million of its people to roam around freely without destroying its food supply chain. And remember where it came from: Centuries of feudal imperial dictatorship from which Mao Tse Tung and his confreres had to liberate the country from. That revolution was bloody, and so were those in France, Russia, and South America.
Can bloody revolutions be avoided?. I would like to think they can. But it takes political will on both sides. If you are a dissident, be intelligent, don't become a target, but use all the political power you can muster. Learn more about history and the needs of your country and how its infrastructure can be sustained, while your goals are to be met. e.g. Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was not a revolutionary, he was a very compassionate doctor, who spent his life helping people. He was born in Argentina and educated in the USA. Because of his idealism, his leadership, and his sharp analysis of the local situation, he became a political target and a martyr, yet, totally unnecessarily. The Bolivian Army accused him of being the 'Mastermind of Latin America's Communist Guerillas' and hunted him down until they shot him on October 9th 1967. We don't need anymore dead heroes. We need smart but covert idealists.
Today, education and electronic communications can help us beat dictatorships and develop strong political bonds. Get to know it and use it. Remember, it kept the 'underground' alive in countries occupied by Germany during WWII. It kept Vietnam alive during its fateful war. It should have kept Korea alive - it didn't. Korea is still separated because it does not communicate. Isolationism always leads to problems.
Today, terrorism is passť. Governments know how to deal with it. It does not accomplish anything but gives governments an excuse to bomb any target and round up any suspect.
Meanwhile work on exposure of the big multinationals who clear land they don't own and displace people from their ancesterial territories, by bribing local governments. Get the news out to the world media. Just don't get caught.