In order for non-violence to work…
In an alternate reality.
In the beginning, there were no reasons, there were only causes. Nothing had a purpose, nothing had so much as a function; there was no teleology in the world at all. The explanation for this is simple: there was nothing that had interests.
I’ve always wanted to go into outer-space, that would be a life changing experience. But then I realized that I’m already living on Spaceship Earth which is orbiting a giant fireball at 900km/s in the middle of nowhere. No one is steering the ship and the captain is in a coma but what the hell, I’ll enjoy the show anyway.