One of those "feel good" phrases bandied about by various idiots. Of course, we all saw in Starship Troopers the deconstruction of the myth, but it is amazing how it persists. Violence solves a bunch of problems, of course. Not random acts of violence or senseless violence, but judicious use of violence and the threat of violence can have splendid benefits.

It was through the threat that my father, grandfather, and other people in the community in which I was reared deterred the KKK's advances on the neighborhood. It was with violence that my grandfather fought against Hitler and the Axis Powers. I think that by completely avoiding violence, we don't teach people how to properly use violence. Without guidance, and left to their own devices, kids will do all kinds of crazy stuff.