To the Editor:
Regarding the front page photo with "City Evicts Occupy COMO from its camp" (Nov. 23), I notice that a stylish, young, middle- to upper-class woman is holding a sign that reads, "The only solution is REVOLUTION."
Had I been there, I might have asked her: "Are you willing then, to be part of the killing when the revolution starts? Are you willing to take a gun, a club, a knife or rocks to drive people from their homes? Wouldn't that mess up your hair?"
It's funny how these people self-style themselves as a positive societal influence. It is a direct contradiction to the nonviolent methods encouraged by Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Both, as we all know, changed laws, government structures and the hearts of people in the countries without using guns or knives.
My perception, therefore, of those who espouse "revolution" is that they have an internal orientation that receives pleasure from the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual pain of their desired victims.
No matter how much hair gel and designer clothing may define a person's external self, voicing a desire for revolution indicates a monstrous, violent and cruel inner self that we need to accept as reality.
I don't think we can fool ourselves anymore.
Julia Williams lives in Columbia.