Violence is part of the solutionSubmitted by dwalters on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:06
Violence is part of the solution - just not our part. Would Christianity be where it is today without the Roman's crucifixion of Jesus? I highly doubt it. However, the Christian movement was eventually co-opted by many governments, including the Romans. I have always been suspicious that "King of Kings" originated as a pun among the multitudes of government hacks that have used Christianity to make war favorable to the People. After all, who needs an actual authoritarian king when the "King of Kings" can be used to steer the People?
As the mud settles to the bottom and everything becomes more clear, the People will begin to stand up, and the government will use violence against them. However, in the end, government violence will benefit us. Protesters will be bludgeoned. Dissenters will have their kids taken. Whistle-blowers will be tortured, imprisoned, and some executed. Opposition leaders will be assassinated. The government will use violence against the People. This may have a temporary chilling effect, but it will also make it abundantly clear to all that the united States is a scientific dictatorship - where the people are kept doped up on pharmaceuticals and entertained/indoctrinated by the boob tube.
Once the true violent nature of the government is revealed, the illusion of "the government is protecting us" will abruptly fade from the minds of those still asleep.
Our part is to make the violence unjustified. Our part is to win the hearts and minds of the People to our side. Engaging in violence now (except in self-defense) would only allow the government to prolong their rein by means of labeling those folks as domestic terrorists. Alas, people seeking peace and non-aggression should leave the violence to the government.
Violence is part of the solution - just not our part.