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Popular struggles to bring about a freer and more just society have been resisted by violence and repression, and massive efforts to control opinion and attitudes. Over time, however, they have met with considerable success, even though there is a long way to go, and there is often regression.
My speculation is that the U.S. does not want to establish the principle that it has to defer to some higher authority before carrying out the use of violence.
Violence can succeed, as Americans know well from the conquest of the national territory. But at terrible cost. It can also provoke violence in response, and often does.
I think every high school student who was alert during the early '60s got very embittered by the slow progress and the violence surrounding the Civil Rights Movement.
P. J. O'Rourke
Science, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense.
As capitalism falters, the rich move their money out of the country, violence increases, and politicians promising prosperity are elected.
You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
The same way that racism is a white person's problem, violence against women is a men's problem.
We can't answer King's assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.
Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
Norman O. Brown
Immorality, violence, and divorce, with their accompanying sorrows, plague society worldwide.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
People are still thinking of solving problems by violence and war, and that has to stop.
Poverty breeds despair. We know this. Despair breeds violence. We know this. In turbulent times, isn't it cheaper, and smarter, to make friends out of potential enemies than to defend yourself against them later?
Middle class jobs prevent crime and violence.
Here we will solve with laws and dollars, problems that too many people around the world still must solve with violence and civil war.
The fact is that violence gives you a rush.
I don't think movies are the reason why this violence exists, I think it's going to happen whether movies are there or not.
All of the violence that doesn't occur doesn't get reported on the news.
The decline of violence is a fractal phenomenon. You can see it over millennia, over centuries, over decades and over years.
These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression. We are constantly confronted with global images of unending, escalating war and violence.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
Part of the bargain of being alive is that one takes a chance at dying a premature or painful death, be it from violence, accident, or disease.
We really are creatures of a violent world, biologically speaking - watching violence and learning about it is one of our cognitive drives.
Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.
John Foster Dulles
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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