Thursday, October 23, 2008

Violence Prompt

Whether or not violence should be tolerated for political gain is a rather unfair question, in my opinion. Violence is one of those things no one likes, obviously, but it is, as a matter of fact, very effective. Take the American Revolution, if violence had been banned from polictical endeavors where would the United States be today? Not the "United States" that's for sure. What about Britian's Civil War? The U.S's Civil War? The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s in America. Violence has been and always will be the most effective way of accomplishing political change. It is most certainly not the best way but it has been proven to work. I suppose then that I would have to say violence is acceptable for political gain. As for executing the King after a revolution... I think the King should be given a form of pardon, like Jimmy Carter was after watergate. Let the King disappear and be forgotten, putting him to death isn't necessary.


Sarah Hayes said...

I agree with you that violence is a necessary evil when it comes to political gain, but if they had left Charles I he would have not been forgotten. He would have plotted to regain the throne for the rest of his life. P.S. It was Richard Nixon with Watergate.

Erica Perkins said... "have to break a few eggs to make an omelet." I think sometimes what is done is what needed to be done and it wasn't always the best choice, but it was the most effective.

Laxgoalie21 said...

i agree. violence catches peoples attenteion. and is the best way for change if one wanted it to happen.