One of the main reasons that MLK seemed so moderate to white America was the militancy of people like Malcolm X. How could you possibly disagree that there is a widespread problem of police brutality? I’m on the fence about self-defense when unjustly assaulted by police. I do believe that it’s morally acceptable to defend yourself but I think it would mostly just make things worse for the victim.
Also, are you opposed to the American Revolution? How is the flag not just a symbol of violence to you? Washington should’ve just gone on hunger strike according to your logic.
If we want to talk about war or self defense (from actual or imminent violence) we can do that. Even then there will be disagreement (as there is about use of nuclear weapons in WWII). Punching supposed Nazis (a term used in a rather loosely goosey fashion nowadays) is another matter. That being punched (though I never thought that was meant to be the outer limit or allowable violence against supposed Nazis) is a small kind of violence doesn’t make it okay, even if one were to have the privilege to punch Dom as he suggests.
Warb, I only have a half-eaten bag of marshmallows with which I defend my stamp collection. Actually I don’t have a stamp collection. Nor a gun. And the marshmallow bag is now empty.