Wow ... what a great article. Though I know it is wrong and ineffective, my first response to inequality and injustice (a form of violence under capitalism) is to strike back. I have to fight against this evil, individual fault nearly every day.
Every day I remind myself that the only way that the state (centralized government) and capitalism maintain themselves is through coercion, intimidation and force. [Most] people would not chose to be dominated, exploited and oppressed ... they would choose freedom. The following quote says it quite well:
“See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence.”
― Noam Chomsky
While we must commit ourselves to non-violent dissidence, we must never, ever submit to the machinations of those in power who will attempt to strip us of their rights, freedoms, living-wage jobs and money. We must vigilantly be an ever-present "thorn in their flesh" reminding them that everyone has value and is worthy of a good life.
That being said, I believe there will be consequential violence administered by a militarized police force at every step we take to correct the inequalities and injustices.
An extraordinary number of high-ranking military officers are being put together in Donald Trump's cabinet. In fact, it's looking more and more like a military junta in Central or South America. Placing the Defense Department, who oversees the massive U.S. war machine, and Homeland Security, who is heading the ever-increasing militarization of local law enforcement agencies, under the direction of two recently retired Marine Corps generals should cause us alarm ... great alarm.
Are we, in the U.S., about to be under the rule of a government that views war on foreign lands and repression of dissent at home as a coordinated military task?
Time will tell.