To claim that there is no place for violence in such a violent world may seem absurd to many. Perhaps they see the logic in "fighting fire with fire."
Violence does indeed thrive in its circular haven, escalating in intensity and means as acrimony becomes the dominant motivator on both "sides" as a mentality of "an eye for an eye" takes hold. This is our normal instinctive reaction when someone we love is unfairly harmed.
But before resorting to violence - isn't it rational to first identify exactly who it is we are opposed to - then determine how to approach the problem?
Let's take a look at what happened in New York during the civil war:
So if the riots get bad enough - law and order must be restored - eventually - and the force with the means to suppress the other using available weapons and tactics will "win."
But what does "winning" mean?
"Winning" means reforming our financial situation here in the States - dealing with the Federal Reserve, the crooked banks, usury, bailouts for corporations while tent cities are erected with cardboard boxes by the homeless.
"Winning" means REAL change - accountability - and a chance for EVERYONE - not just the connected or well-heeled to have the opportunity to live their version of the American Dream -
"Winning" - means freeing the debt-slaves Americans have become - and the public has awakened and now acted - by gathering peacefully in the garden of greed to extirpate the weeds choking the life out of the fruit of our nation.
Violence will not bring the changes desired - just the opposite - it will enable those in power to maintain the status quo by giving them the ammunition to wipe out the protests in the corporate-owned bankster-protecting mainstream circus.
It is time for the police and public officials to join in solidarity with the protesters - rather than fighting amongst themselves.
Let's hear it for the Wall Street Protesters!