Violence never solved anything

Recent world events make me think about if there will ever be a time when human beings realize that war and violence never solve problems. Oh, I know what you are thinking, there goes Mr. Liberal and his utopian thinking. But even if you think that, it still doesn’t mean I’m wrong. There has never been a time when the “opposition” has changed their minds because of the use of force. So unless you are prepared to kill everyone you consider an opponent, including their children, which of course is an untenable position to hold, then war and violence never solves any problems. It’s amazing in 2014 how we still think this is a workable solution to anything.