I’m definitely not advocating violence. But America does seem to have a love-hate relationship with violence. We love the founding fathers and the Boston tea party, but we hate violent protests for civil rights. We love revolutionaries, as long as they aren’t socialists (although some people love Che Guevara, but mostly in a romantic sense).
Unfortunately, history is often written by the victors. So I guess we love violence as long as it happened in the past, … and we won.