The Pen Versus The Sword In Victoria, BC

I have often heard the saying “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and passing a homeless man begging on the street yesterday I began to wonder what, for him and his demographic, would be a better choice: writing or violence?  If every homeless person sat down on the street, at park bench, or a library computer and began writing about their wretched situation would their lot improve? Or, would the life of the homeless population improve if every member of homeless population began to engage in concentrated acts of , indeed of the underclass in general, violent civil disobedience ? Continue reading