The whole problem with the Ferguson riots is the fact that reciprocating violence with violence rarely has effect (the situations where violence is needed are very obvious and this is not one of those situations). All that energy was used only to destroy, and absolutely nothing significant will come of it. Imagine if all that energy was put towards reform in both African American and White American cultures. Imagine the possibilities. Permanent change will never be brought about by mindless violence.
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy, instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
The most realest shit I have ever. fucking. seen.
Because it’s within the realm of possibility to make everyone going through specific airport checkpoints take off their shoes, but it is impossible to regulate firearms in such a way without destroying peoples constitutional freedoms and severely encroaching on peoples personal lives.
what the fuck is happening over in America?
we don’t even know…
when the blunt was stronger than you thought it was