I was wanting to open a discussion on the nature of violence. What is it? To me violence is a statement of self nihilism: Nihilism is defined in the old webster as : "Negative doctrines or the rejection of all religions and moral principles, often involving a general sense of dispair coupled with the belief that life is devoid of meaning" (BTW I am aware that in Philosophy this word Nihilism has other meanings) In my opinion violence is allways against self. To harm another is a sort of excercise in self disgust using another as a medium to express this. Violence is a form of self hatred...... care to discuss?