“Violence is a part of our trade, yes. It is one tool of many. But violence is a tool that, if you use it but once, it begs you to use it again and again. And soon you will find yourself using it against someone undeserving of it.”
– Ashara Komayd, former operative for and prime minister of Saypur in City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett
Yup. I’ve been thinking along similar lines with regard to the racism in the U.S. and the ridiculous, racist non-reasons some racist-ass whites justify their calling of police on people of color, especially blacks. It’s racist, wasteful, racist, reprehensible, racist, entitled, racist, cruel, racist, wrong, and racist. It has to stop.
Bennett, Robert Jackson. City of Miracles. New York: Broadway Books, 2017, p. 177.
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Violence begs to be used again and again mostly because it inspires violence against the person who used it in the first place. It looks like a quick and easy fix, but that’s an outdated way of understanding it.
Here’s to updating our collective view on violence.