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Why do we need violence to transfer power?

Revolutions are some very effective types of mass manipulation through which power changes and shifts. Why do we, humas, hold on to our positions or ideas even if we know we are wrong?

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    Jan 28 2012: because, sadly, violence is a huge part of human nature, which dictates behavior too often. We are still animals, after all, with a "superior" brain. But this human brain is often underused or bypassed by the urge to use force.

    Also this:
    Put the history of violence on a timeline: It's been used and accepted since the dawn of the human race, for thousands and thousands of years. The concepts of peaceful settlements are relatively "new". The UN was created less than a hundred years ago. What's that compared to thousands of years during which violence was a part of everyday life?

    The peaceful homo sapiens is just a toddler...

    Fortunately, there are examples that show peaceful resolutions of conflicts work: Gandhi, the revolution in Portugal, Czechoslovakia, etc.

    This shows us the 20th and 21st century human is capable of evolving and has found a new way to solve conflicts.

    Be patient, tell your children to tell their children there are many ways other than violence to make a dent in the universe.
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      Jan 29 2012: Everything is relative, time can change everything.

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