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Post Reply Should violence be the answer?
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Posted 7/7/14
In a confrontation,that seems to have limited options,is violence really be the most practical solution?Share your thoughts below.
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It doesn't matter.
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Posted 7/7/14
If negotiations are reasonable and futile there is little choice.
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Posted 7/7/14
What does it achieve? A temporary solution in which one partys interests are subjugated because of anothers inability to deal with issues in a positive manner - end result is injustice, resentment & the possibility of escalation. No-one wins.
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50 / M / Planet KLK-X
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Posted 7/7/14
Watch Gatchaman Crowds. Observe Hajime, she may have an answer.

My answer: Violence doesn't solve anything, but sometimes force is necessary.
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Whether violence is the answer depends on the question. Let me give a set of examples:

1. "Should violence be one's recourse against someone who has cut in line at the grocer?"

No.

2. "Should violence be your recourse against a violent assailant from which there is no hope of fleeing or calming?"

Yes, though you should use only the amount of force necessary to cause them to cease attacking. If that means they die, then fine. But don't start at trying to kill them unless that's the only option you have.

3. "Should violence be one's recourse against someone who has cheated at cards?"

No.

4. "Should violence be one's recourse against a prisoner who is trying to escape incarceration?"

Yes, but to the minimum extent necessary to restrain them.

And so on, and so on.
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16 / F / America
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Posted 7/10/14
NOT EVER!
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25 / F / Ireland
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Posted 7/10/14
I prefer aggressive negotiations
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23 / M / Georgia
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Posted 7/11/14
A lot of issues, mostly because of certain types people, have to come down to violence to be resolved.
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Posted 7/11/14


Sounds like the plot of every bad horror movie ever made. =)
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Posted 7/11/14 , edited 7/11/14
I am a firm believer in running away. If someone has you cornered, throw something at them, kick them in the nuts, then run away.
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Posted 7/12/14
That depends on so many variables, this is impossible to answer.
Posted 7/12/14 , edited 7/12/14
obviously
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Posted 7/16/14
It depends on the situation.
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Posted 7/16/14
I'm going with no, it shouldn't.

Is it sometimes? Probably.
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32 / M / United Kingdom
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Posted 7/16/14
On occasions, violence is indeed required. However one should only consider the use of force once all other possible avenues have been exhausted. Once the decision has been made with not only cool heads, but logical minds. Then collectively we/you/they need to set in stone the following:

1) How much force is required to achieve objective.
2) What lines should be not crossed.
3) Have preparation and contingencies been established for collateral damage (both human and structural).
4) Any and all possibilities for a peaceful resolution must continue to be sought.
5) Diplomatic and negotiation channels must be made available for both sides in order fulfil point 4.
6) Any crimes committed by combatants of either side shall be held accountable before the law.
7) Human decency and dignity must be upheld.
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