Geza FreyDB 1 Topic 4 The Boston Massacre - A Massacre or a Terrible Tragedy?After reading about the Boston Massacre, I would say that it was indeed a massacre but one that could have been stopped. Due to the King’s army invading townspeople during atime of peace (which was a violated of the law at that time), many people died during the massacre. If there as one word that I could use to describes the events of that day it wouldof course be nothing less than unfair. That is because the King’s troops did shameful actions by killing the innocent and claiming property that was not theirs to begin with. Sure the same could be said about the colonists and the Indians but that is another discussion for another post.It seems that strong-arming the opponent was the name of the game back in those games. Pretty much the person with the biggest gun (or cannon) was the one who made the rules and claimed the land. Even the political leader of the area (governor) had no choice but toallow these injustices to go on even under his rule. There was much debate going on during that time between the people, town officials and the soldiers who unlawfully stole people’s homes. Due to the fact that the villagers had no choice, they had to fight back in order to have a chance of survival. Some people would imply the “eye for an eye” way of living to this situation. However, this is in regards to the Old Testament which most people dismiss when the New Testament was introduced. So looking at this from a biblical standpoint, it was wrong for these events to take place. Though you could argue that self-defense was the reasoning behind the colonist fighting back against the British troops. Regardless, thismassacre was something that could have and should have been avoided. DB 1 Replies:Jane Jansson;I see where you are coming from because even though we are discussing a battle betweencolonists and the British, we are also discussing the battle between whether or not it was right in order for the battle to even take place. After reading over this topic, I feel that the colonists had no choice but to fight back. If there were to simply let their invaders take over then they would have been like lambs to the slaughter. The battle for peace seems like it will not come to an end because in this situation arguments and debate will always be present. Regardless of the ignition to the battle, it is important to recognize the flaws in the government that caused these battles to take place in the past so that we would not have to repeat the same in the present and future. Doing whatever we can to avoid conflict is the best route for the safety of not only the citizens but for peace as well.