WHY INCIVILITY TRIUMPHS – Because it works:
they said "don't punch nazis" but I haven't heard word one from Richard Spencer since he got coldcocked
they said "be civil" but Scott Pruitt resigned cause people were mean to him
be mean to mean people. do them dirty in front of they dad
— Anthony Burch (@_anthonyburch) July 7, 2018
There is of course such thing as democracy with its elections – which, as Obama reminded everyone when he was president, have consequences – which give you a chance to influence politics and policy. There are also countless other ways of expressing your opinion about important issues and your country’s direction in between the polls.
But it’s all about the incentives. If you fold to violence, violence pays and more people will resort to it. That’s why you stand firm against those people: no apologies, no compromise, no surrender.