Violence (suffering, brutality) will always occur naturally to varying extents and it is only in our reaction to it that a measure of dysfunction can be gauged.
As I see it, a fearful, neurotic reaction would attempt to overcome this by eliminating inequality as the perceived cause.
Rejecting this while becoming increasingly frustrated by an omnipresent world of decay, one might adopt the opposite point of view, thus becoming callous and insensitive.
I think both approaches are at odds with nature and therefore incur an even greater violence.
A balanced reaction would be that the person acknowledges violence as part of larger process without necessarily embracing it; thus to seek understanding of the various mechanisms which underpin our civilization. Perhaps if enough people could understand this, the conditions which give rise to violence would significantly diminish.