Ta-Nehsi Coates: "When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse."
You see, here is the side we are supposed to meet halfway:
Well, to hell with that. I've lived in Baltimore, and I've seen the hopeless slums five minutes walk from streets of magnificent eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings, and only a little farther from a vast tourist development in the harbor that the city paid hundreds of millions to build, and which is just about useless to the residents of the aforementioned slums. My attitude: if they burned it all down, it would be no more than the city of Baltimore, and a lot of other cities in this country, deserve.