But despite its theoretical involvement in these aspects, is violence an innate part of our being? Should it be a response to a form of disagreement? Should it be a tool to break barriers?

If the anti-free expression backlash we’re seeing against Trump is any indication of where public discourse is headed in the next few years, you better be prepared for an utterly dystopian future. One where if you can’t say anything popular, you’re not allowed to say anything at all.