We’ve seen it time and time again: violence is ultimately counter productive. But why? Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has an answer:
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. —Martin Luther King, Jr.