Essay on Violence

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Steve Johnson
December 20, 2010
Ms.Cehlo 4A
Essay on Violence
I think violence to achieve ones goal as an effective strategy is injustice and ineffective. I disagree that violence is that key to solve everything. For one, it is harmful. All actions create reactions; there are better ways to deal with anger and disappointment then lashing out at someone. Some people don't know their own strength, or don't have the ability to stop once they get going. Martian Luther King once said “Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than. It Destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue” Meaning that It is not okay to use violence. If you are depriving the rights of others due to your violent reaction then it will become wrong. Malcolm X says that violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her. “Then I feel, and I say that anywhere, that our people should start doing what is necessary to protect ourselves” Patrick Henry “It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, “Peace. Peace!” But there is no peace. The war has actually begun!”. “There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our Chains are forged! Their Clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable and let it come” Thomas Jefferson is saying a strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

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