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Mar 22

Violence and Non-Violence, Once Again

The discussion/argument over “non-violence” is tired. It is a fight one can never really win because we don’t get to define what “violence” is. Power defines it.

The following is the best thing I have read about “violence” & “non-violence” and it relates directly to police and social control.

On Violence and Non-Violence, Once Again: Lessons from Recent Political Developments on the Berkeley Campus (Part 1)

what remains in the category of “non-violence” according to the rationality of the police, it is the absolute, uncritical obedience to their authority… 

in short, “non-violence” according to the police means the uncritical compliance with the growing arbitrary power of the sovereign.