Trotter: Violence and Repression as a strategy

I’ve already blogged on Chris Trotter’s attack on Phil Goff but an astute reader has pointed out the following;

Refer third last paragraph:

“The history of the past century has made me extremely wary of mounting that challenge primarily by the application of political violence and repression. My preference is for the principled and peaceful promotion of social-democratic ideas throughout the population.”

So he is only WARY of using violence and repression as the PRIMARY strategy!

And he PREFERS to use principled and peaceful promotion of ideas!

So he is not totally opposed, as a matter of principle, to using violence and repression to promote his ideas as the PRIMARY strategy.

And he is not even WARY of, say, using it as the SECONDARY strategy!