Let Us Not Be Naive When It Comes To Morality and Violence

I run the risk of being a pedant here, but lets review the basics of morality and violence. Seeking to oppress-destroy and defense against tyranny are different things. History and the human experience clearly shows us that violence is sometimes necessary. Defending yourself against violence does not abet violence. Being a victim abets violence. This is so important that I must repeat in caps: BEING A VICTIM ABETS VIOLENCE. Violence is like fire, an intrinsic aspect of reality. Neither fire nor violence can be attributed qualities as 'good or evil' in themselves. Knowing when violence becomes necessary is called wisdom. Platitudes like 'all violence is bad all the time' are for the naive and magical thinking will certainly not stop tyranny.
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