A very long time ago, back in the stone ages of blogging, author Marko Kloos wrote a blog post entitled “Why the gun is civilization.” It was a great piece, and while there were others who later took credit for it, it was and is brilliant. The part of that post that is relevant to our discussion today is the beginning:
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.Marko Kloos, Why the gun is civilization
The reason that it’s relevant today is this new trend being practiced by the left: denial. By that term, I mean the occupation by force of some venue, location, or service which by its nature deprives others of that item being occupied. The location could be gluing themselves to the floor of a basketball game, to a busy highway, to government office buildings, or even to a Picasso in Australia, a Van Gough and other pieces in the UK, and even to commuter trains. These protesters block highways, they even block ambulances and others from accessing emergency care at hospitals.
What these people are doing is using force, not persuasion, to deny others access to things like art, cultural events, travel, and even necessary medical care. They are stealing it and refusing to return it. The only response to someone taking something by force, is respond with the same level of force.
Stop letting the minority force their temper tantrums upon all of us by allowing them to steal things from us all because they cannot persuade others to do what they want us to do.