Violence Advocates Buck Historical Trends
Stephen Pinker's recent book "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" examines the statistics of violence finding that contrary to popular belief, violence rates of all kinds have declined through determinable human history.
Black Bloc and their enablers cite the sporadic violence associated with the Arab Spring as necessary, ignoring that the Egyptian protests were significantly less violent than the Iranian Revolution for example. In many ways, the Occupy movement in general has been a repeat of frustration with the inequality, unemployment, and economic injustice that was a major part of the urban riots of the 1960's except this time without the widespread violence. Black Bloc wants to take us back to those thrilling days of yesteryear, defying history.
Huge hat tip to OnViolence.