… About whether or not violence is ever necessary and what ‘necessary’ means, and whether or not ‘necessary’ = right, and whether or not what’s right ultimately matters (apologies for butchering a pretty deep, animated discussion, but it’s late and I have work in the morning).
I base my beliefs on violence purely from personal experience. I don’t ever read any philosophy on the subject. I wonder if most people are like that – and whether or not philosophy is something that’s congruent to experience, or whether or not it’s vice versa.
Rann, at one point, saiid I’m weirdly abstract and New Age-y when it comes to violence, but when I see it in my mind’s eye, I see it as something very concrete and everyday – the struggle, the screaming, the idea that even if you survive, nothing will ever be the same again.
It hasn’t and, frankly, I’m waiting for it to start all over again. I always will be.