Violence settle issues

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent” – Issac Asimov. I think about that one a lot whenever I’m angry. I tell myself that I may be angry, but I will not let myself be incompetent.

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“Anyone who clings to the historically untrue and thoroughly immoral doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.”

Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (via Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers)

Link to power concedes nothing

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