tl;dnr: "The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy." - MLK, Jr.Okay, I've seen part of this quote all over the social media sphere and feel that by "re-tweeting" it, I risk diminishing the message, but I love MLKJ's rhetoric and his message resonates well with my thoughts on this. "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. So it goes. ... Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, 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."I'm not convinced that killing Osama was the right move, nor that it was the wrong. Pile on top of that how many other deaths on both sides of the war on terror (plus some other sides - voluntarily involved in the war or not), war prisons that were probably not up to international code, and interrogations that violated international human rights laws and I'm more in the mood to think than to cheer.But to each their own.
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