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Violence is Golden
Jack Donovan's Repost of His Classic Essay

March 15, 2011

A lot of people like to think they are “non-violent.” Generally, people claim to “abhor” the use of violence, and violence is viewed negatively by most folks. Many fail to differentiate between just and unjust violence. Some especially vain, self-righteous types like to think they have risen above the nasty, violent cultures of their ancestors. They say that “violence isn’t the answer.” They say that “violence doesn’t solve anything.”

They’re wrong. Every one of them relies on violence, every single day.

On election day, people from all walks of life line up to cast their ballots, and by doing so, they hope to influence who gets to wield the axe of authority. Those who want to end violence — as if that were possible or even desirable — often seek to disarm their fellow citizens. This does not actually end violence. It merely gives the state mob a monopoly on violence. This makes you “safer,” so long as you don’t piss off the boss.

All governments — left, right or other — are by their very nature coercive. They have to be.

Order demands violence.

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BobSeptember 2, 2017 3:37 AM UTC

I am always amused by the opprobium heaped on those who take the law into their own hands. Bruce Benson's analyses of law and punishment are excellent. Here's a good paper on the concept of restitution, a feature lacking in our criminal law system, but central to other, more "primitive" ones.
BobSeptember 2, 2017 2:16 AM UTC

I'm so glad you got together with Musonius Rufus of "Rebel Yell". The archetypal gentleman soldier.
BobSeptember 1, 2017 10:52 PM UTC

"Fighting solves everything" as the inscription goes.