When Faced With The Choice, Who Would We Choose?

When the crowd is agitated, and corralled by political pandering and ideological propaganda, they unite in one voice to enslave themselves for a mere sense of self-gratification. If left to mob rule, the mob will always cry out for the release of the rebel rouser and the imprisonment of the peacemaker. They will even go so far as to elect and reelect a community organizer as their leader.

Apparently history teaches that the wielder of the sword generates the greatest respect, while the minister of peace is silenced.