In some instances the only thing that will work is some form of violence.
Think about it. America was born because a few Americans planted their swords, not their pens, into a set of ideas, and took up the practice of armed violence, a thing about which most of them knew very little.
Now, I don’t have that level of violence in mind. In the first place, I don’t think it’s necessary, and unless Antifa, Black Lives Matter or any other radical group can hit a watermelon from 150 yards, or can carry out small unit tactics in three different types of terrain, I can’t see it happening. Ever.
I’m not talking about that type of violence. but rather, a moral justification for violence as found in Nature.
Sometimes it is elevated to a moral necessity, when there simply is no other way to accomplish a thing. Preserving freedom is most definitely one of them.
So let’s just say that the threat of violence should always be on the table, and we cannot project that threat if we reject violence out of hand simply because some radicals have already used violence as their own calling card to achieve a political purpose.
I certainly reject riots as a legitimate form of violence, along with several other types.
One of my favorite television news commentators is Tucker Carlson of Fox News, because he showcases the IYI (Intellectual Yet Idiot- Nassim Nicolas Taleb) wing of Leftism. They are at the center of the Antifa (“anti-fascist”) movement in America.
One the one hand, they are easy to mock, but on the other, as the tail of a venomous snake, something to be very concerned about.
When a kid takes a gig with AntiFa, if only for that first weekend in Portland, at $15/hour, it’s not just for the props and make-up he gets to dress up in, which are cool. It’s also because he gets to rub elbows with other self-proclaimed “intellectuals”; i.e., Taleb’s IYI’s. It’s a kind of validation. So next week, when he meets up with students on campus, and he tells them he’s been baptized “an intellectual”, and they say, “are not”, and he replies “are too”, back and forth until he produces that pic on his cell, wearing that fine, new, bandana, they have to step back in admiration[…]