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senileoldtroll (not verified)
Basically, the problem is the

Basically, the problem is the flawed starting premise.

"I think violence is morally/ethically objectionable!"

It gets countered with nuance about self defence, or rojava, or whatever and then you're left trying to prop it up on shaky ground.

I'd suggest abandoning the flawed starting premise. Most of the problems with violence aren't abstract imo, they're functional/practical: for example, most of the capacity for violence is entrenched in the hands of the worst sort of people who use it for their own gain.

Contrast this with how most of the people who oppose their agendas have almost no capacity to resist violence with violence of their own and instead, spend their time navel-gazing about moral/ethical abstractions or some other form of representation.

So violence itself isn't the issue, it's the concentration of the capacity for violence in the wrong hands, also known as POWER *cue dramatic music*

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