Many are pissed, rightfully so, against being controlled. The state has many tricks up its sleeve to keep you from using your anger effectively towards change. Begging for your masters to lighten up on marijuana laws is one of the funniest acts of “resistance” I’ve seen. 1st of all, your masters want you to be stoned or drunk or in front of the TV or in front of video games. (adults on video games is funny shit). 2nd: Your masters will continue to make you more passive and more controlled at the same time. You’ll never gain freedom this way. What’s next ? Running with scissors in front of the “state house” ?
Check this from the Anarchist Library: This book will show that nonviolence, in its current manifestations, is based on falsified histories of struggle. It has implicit and explicit connections to white people’s manipulations of the struggles of people of color. Its methods are wrapped in authoritarian dynamics, and its results are harnessed to meet government objectives over popular objectives. It masks and even encourages patriarchal assumptions and power dynamics. Its strategic options invariably lead to dead ends. And its practitioners delude themselves on a number of key points.
Given these conclusions, if our movements are to have any possibility of destroying oppressive systems such as capitalism and white supremacy and building a free and healthy world, we must spread these criticisms and end the stranglehold of nonviolence over discourse while developing more effective forms of struggle.