I'm sure most of you have heard the saying "the pen is mightier than the sword", do you agree?
- Yes, I agree.Vote A
- No, I disagree.Vote B
- I don't know, I don't understand it.Vote C
- OtherVote D
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The pen is only mightier then a sword if it reaches a group of people that are themselves willing to act upon your writing. There must be action for anything to change, but a scribble on a piece of paper is not enough.
And no fool would bring a pen to a sword fight. Think of the writings that have changed the world, The Bible, Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, Voltaire, Marx, Ayn Rand, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, etc. etc. Virtually every one of them had a readership that was armed and acted on their writings. Even laws are backed by an armed police force, so writings are more broad reaching but by themselves are not effective.0