Anyone who believes that violence is NEVER the answer is a child. They live in a childs world. Having never faced a problem where the only solutions are violence or your own death. Violence or the pain and death of your loved ones.
They think that anyone who chooses violence as a response is an uncontrollable monster. A slavering beast who is without remorse or control.
In the case of people I know, it’s because violence has only ever been wielded against them for little to no cause. And so they believe that all such action must fall into that category.
Or they believe in ‘civilization’. Without regard that civilization is only ever a thin sheet covering barbarism. And only because their civility is covered by those who will do violence on their behalf.
They would rather be sheep to the slaughter than take responsibility for their own safety.
Or perhaps they core out exceptions. Violence is never the answer, except in self defense. Violence is never the answer, unless you are protecting someone else. Etc, etc.
Which is a obvious hypocritical stance.
I ask this question. Are you actually that much of a radical pacifist? Do you truly have that much conviction that when faced with violence against your person or against others, your staunch choice will be to passively without offer of threat or deed, allow the other to beat and kill you rather than raise your fist to fight for your life?
Because, frankly, I don’t think so. The amount of people with that level of control and moral conviction are vanishingly small.
So why do you all insist on saying violence is Never the answer?
Fear? That society will condemn you if you don’t buy into the myth. That you have been told over and over. That only works when all others act in the exact same level of pure conviction.
That latter, let me tell you, those few I have met that are such Pacifists that they have the control… They know better. No society is free from violence.
Abd training people that violence is never the answer is foolish and detrimental.
If someone is attacking, violence is the answer. If you are defending another, violence can be the answer. Saying something is Never anything is the child’s world. And I invite you all, to be an adult.