Breaking The Monopoly Of Violence

If a person goes and shoots up a wedding, they’re a monster, if they drone a wedding we thank them for their service. If people burn a police station they’re violent, if the same cops shoot people in the streets, that’s law and order. Haven’t we got it all backwards?

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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.