The freewill of another cannot be forced or subverted without a push back. Freewill can never be taken, it is always given, therefore each has the ability to resist, but each method of resistance has consequences to the quality of the resolution. A lasting resolution will only come through balance, not retaliation or subversion of another’s own will.
The American Revolution was successful because it sought to empower freewill, and formally protect the freedom and liberties of its citizens. While some did leave, the push back came later when groups unrepresented in those documents asked for their own seat at the table.
Nonviolence resistance during the American Civil Rights movement may have succeeded because people cherish and empathize with freewill, self-determination. While a violent response often incites a violent push back of will, lacking resolution or innocence — a violent response to nonviolent action is clearly a subjugation of another’s freewill.
If freewill can only be given, then all authority is dependent on consent. Authority is a balance of will, and must not be made inequitable or it will collapse.
The French, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions did not achieve an equitable balancing of will, retaliated against their enemies violently, attempted to silence those whom they disagreed, and unsuccessfully resolved their will with that of their people. Lasting equity or peace will never be distilled from violence, as it only postpones the push back, and the inevitable resolution of will.
No one can win when another is ruined.
Only through free conversation and balanced will can a society last.
How does vandalism and confrontational speech affect the quality of a resolution? Both can aid in postponing a resolution while each side punishes or attempts to conquer the other’s will.
Why fight the wind? Enjoy the breeze.
Some forms of ‘vandalism’ on semi-public property may constitute free conversation or art, if it is constructive rather than destructive — which also applies to confrontational speech. Humor is more effective than Hate. Art more lasting than Advertising. Evolution is more significant than Revolution. Everyone should be mindful that their actions affect the lasting success of any resolution, and the regard which freewill, or freedom is valued within a society.