AND LAW IS A FORM OF VIOLENCE BECAUSE IT IS A VIOLATION OF LOVE
I had a friend tell me once that laws are put in place to settle disputes so people don't have to deal with one another relationally. Then several months later they make some choices that just left me dumbfounded and still does to this day. Relationships are hard. Believe me, I understand that. Getting caught up in defending turf and ones own interests as an individual at the expense of everyone else, without the ability to see the bigger picture makes relating with others in a healthy loving way impossible. There's those self sabotaging expectations getting in the way again.
I guess with all of that being the case, living in a place like America where the rule of law has taken hold is better than living in a place like Kenya where when tribal disputes surface horrific acts of violence boil over. Even so...I think both scenarios suck. Where love and compassion and forgiveness and harmony are absent, people are just left ripping each other apart whether cold steel weapons are being used or not.