Humans are a naturally selfish and violent group of people and those who are not afraid to take the rights of others in order to give themselves an advantage are the ones who are at the elite of the hierarchy. I regard a perfect world to be a place in which all people are seen and treated equally in the eyes of the law and the people. In order to near this goal of a perfect humanity, any amount of violence is justified, as long as it is necessary. Cruel, unneeded violence is one of the causes of injustice in humanity, and it must be stopped. In order to change society for the better violence must be used; undoubtedly, those who are willing to use corruption to gain their position are not willing to peacefully give it up. Freedom and candor must be seized from those who refuse to provide it for all for the betterment of society and the human race. As evidence, there have been almost no successful peaceful revolutions because those who are not afraid to take advantage of corruption have no problem ignoring the pleas of those in need.In addition, those who are in power constantly use violence to gain and keep positions they did not earn fairly. They also use violence to keep those in line who disagree with them or try to stop them peacefully. Ones who wish to revolt violently must be specific in what they want to destroy in order to hurt only those who have the most to lose. Violence purely for the sake of it has no meaning and brings no relevant change. When thinking about it, those who are meant to prevent violence such as the police, secret service, the CIA, the FBI, SWAT, and all of those organizations that are there to “protect us” are run and regulated by the government. In addition to important necessary jobs, they also prevent revolts against the government and its leaders. The Russian Revolution would never have been successful if the Russian soldiers had not refused to follow their orders to end the revolution. The higher powers have us believing that the violence demonstrated by the state (the police and military) is “heroic,” but the violence of the impoverished and/or the oppressed is “terrorism.” In today’s times, if the French Revolution had failed, it would have been called domestic terrorism. There are real situations which the term terrorism applies, and that is when violence is displayed only for the sake of it. The ideas of those who use violence to achieve a goal are worth listening to, and as Voltaire once said, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” When the people are forced to use violence against a power, that means they have been ignored in their need long enough for them to turn to the more arduous path and action needed to be taken. Considering ones who began revolt peacefully, would they be pushed to continue towards violence had their pleas been answered? Those in power who refuse to take into consideration the needs of those they are supposed to be protecting bring it upon themselves to face the consequences of their negligence. Violence, at first, might seem reasonable because you are doing what must be done in order to bring about substantial change; but in reality, the situation has only returned to what it was before: a system run on corruption and violence to keep citizens in line.