If you define political power as the power of government, then I don’t want political power. It’s the power to bully. This power is concerned with controlling others. I’m only concerned with controlling myself, and that doesn’t involve political power.
However, sometimes you’ll need to remove a bully’s political power before you are able to control yourself. I understand using power– force– to stop others from controlling you.
Political power is initiated force such as government action, rather than defensive action. I don’t believe that’s justified. Everything beyond the economic means or defensive force is political power.
There is an acceptable way to use power– using power to take back, from an archator, your power to control yourself. But government action?
I think there are better ways to get rid of bullies and regain your control than by using government. Including simple self-defense. I consider it more adult to use individual self-defensive violence than to use government violence– including v*ting– against an archator. Government-supremacists would rather you didn’t do this.
Their opinion is trash.
I will never think it’s wrong to violently deal with a bully of any kind. I’ve encountered too many of them to have any sympathy whatsoever. I do not care if bullies get shot and killed by their victims, and I would never punish the victim for doing so. The bully made the choice to bully, so the cost of that choice rests on them. Yes, those who support bullies and political power will probably punish you for standing up for yourself, but don’t mistake this consequence for proof that you did wrong.