"When the world destroys itself, it will start as follows: The people will first become disloyal to their homeland, disloyal to their ancestors, disloyal to the fatherland.
Then they will become disloyal to good virtues, disloyal to ones neighbor, disloyal to women and children."
Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769-1860)
Arndt was a german nationalist (in a time of many small german principalities and kingdoms), a democratic author (has nothing to do with todays US Dems but with the philosophy of democracy as being the rule by the people, the "demos"), historian, and a representative in the National Assembly at Frankfurt, which was the first parlament of the unified German Reich, which at that time was in its birth.
8. I speak of Arndt through the lens of someone fighting for the freedom and liberty of his own homeland and people.
Arndt had some dark sides to him.
For one, he had racist tendencies that led him to make unfair remarks of the french, which one should see through the historic context though which included the french reign of terror.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.