With its unmistakable identity, violence is both the essence and origin of politics. It is the proclivity of despots, those in power, to use violence towards those without power. It’s no good pulling the wool over our eyes telling lies to ourselves, we all know very well how things really are, we know that true violence is what the people in power have in their hands. And all the other types of violence have their roots in this fact.
The history of mankind has always borne the hallmarks of violence, starting with the first head of a tribe, through the Pharaohs of Egypt, right up to the current American president, Barack Obama. It is only the methods of governance that have changed, not the contents. The rich and powerful of the past subjugated the weak and poor, and today’s rich and powerful subjugate the weak and poor today. This has always been the case, and continues to be so in the present.