threat level

"A whirlwind will sweep them away,
and their sacrifices will bring them shame."
Hosea 4:19


Chinese charater for violence

Violence Vanquished

Everyday Violence of Modern Culture

"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.

Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do." - Samuel Phillips Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations, Remaking of World Order

"Violence is a drug, indeed it is the most potent narcotic known to humankind. Those most addicted to violence are those who have access to weapons and a penchant for force." - Christopher Lynn Hedges

"The tentacles of this high-intensity violence, now normalized, reach into every aspect of society - a spectacle that does not unsettle but thrives on more shocks, more bloodshed and more suffering." - Henry A. Giroux

When kids expect hostility, they get hostile

WikiLeaks Collateral Murder: US Soldier Ethan McCord

2 types of child abuse have the same consequences

Judge Rules That Abuse Can Cause Schizophrenia

Long-term risks of childhood head injury

Violence in childhood speeds up aging

Violence Begets Violence

"Violence is a symptom of a wounded spirit."

Charles Eisenstein

Humans were hunters and gatherers long before they became warriors.

Ancient Cro-Magnon began eating flesh 2.5 million years ago.

Caleb E. Finch identified eight genes that evolved in Cro-Magnon to manage saturated fat, cholesterol, infectious agents and against overdose of iron and other metals that are relatively abundant in flesh compared with plants.

Genes to digest flesh is common Cro-Magnon heritage.

Empathetic human beings, granted life by the Creator and Sustainer, understand the taking of flesh to be a necessary evil done only for sustenance.

Social Darwinism suggests predation of the weak to be quite profitable.

Natural Law clearly states harvest for profit is unsustainable.

Domination by human predators entranced by the Wetiko revolution respond to the false need to "contain" or "pacify" those branded as "other."

Millgram Experiment

The Milgram Obedience Experiment

Americans generally do not regard themselves as arrogant, petty and ignoble.

Empirical verifiable social scientific evidence suggests otherwise.

Yale psychology professor Stanley Milgram had individuals apply electric shocks in a behavioral training experiment for incorrect answers.

Participants were asked to turn the voltage up, even to where the dial read "danger," a point at which the victim could be heard screaming.

Two-thirds of the subjects continued to follow orders to administer shocks.

Stanford psychology professor Philip G. Zimbardo initiated an experiment in which participating Stanford students were designated either as prisoners or guards, with guards told to maintain order.

The project had to be prematurely terminated as the guards fulfilling their roles becoming uncomfortably abusive toward the prisoners.

Violence on broadcast television began approaching "epidemic proportions," surging 75% between 1998 and 2005.

"Media violence causes aggressive and antisocial behavior, desensitize viewers to future violence and increase perceptions that they are living in a mean and dangerous world. Children younger than 8 cannot uniformly discriminate between real life and fantasy. They quickly learn that violence is an acceptable solution to resolving even complex problems, particularly if the aggressor is the hero." - American Academy of Pediatrics

Violence is a built-in feature of humanities worldview.

It is implicit in our conception of ourselves as separate beings in a universe of discrete others competing for survival.

The objectification of life and the earth itself enables and legitimizes violence.

Lost in the manmade realm of abstractions - statistics, names of countries, figures in accounting ledgers - we end up perpetrating violence.

Depictions of graphic violence and diabolical cruelty in the entertainment media have inures us to violent images even when they are not fictitious.

The endemic exposure to violence in our culture desensitizes us.

Suffering is perpetuated unseen deep within the Silence.

1993 Robert Meyrowitz* brings extreme fighting to America with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Robert Meyrowitz first sells extreme fighting to pay-per-view providers through his incorporation Semaphore Entertainment Group.

Robert Meyrowitz also brings Ozzy Osbourne into America's living room.

1996 "The cumulative impact of violence-laden imagery can lead to a "mean-world" perspective, in which viewers have an unrealistically dark view of life." - The Christian Science Monitor, November 18, 1996

1997 "People are concerned about this race to the bottom. They wonder if there even is a bottom. I do, too." - FCC, Michael J. Copps 01/07

"American kids want to relate to something.

American kids want something edgy.

American kids are looking for identity, something that makes them feel tough." - Jeff Clark, president North County Fight Club 01/07

"Violence is like the nicotine in cigarettes.

Media has to pump ever more violence into us as we've built up a tolerance.

In order to get the same high, we need ever-higher levels.

The television industry has captured market share through an addictive and toxic ingredient." - Lt. Col. David Grossman

"For the last three decades, the one predominant finding in research on the corporate media is that exposure to media portrayals of violence increases aggressive behavior in children." - American Psychiatric Association

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Globally, Deaths From War And Murder Are in Decline

Americans have been fed a ponerologic vision of reality.

American exceptionalismthe unique mission to inspire and transform

war is about money and power

"In wartime truth is the first casualty."

Senator Hiram Johnson

cheerleaders of this ponerologic vision include:

Abraham Lincoln

spoke of the America as the "last best hope of Earth"

John F. Kennedy

urged us to "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship"

Ronald Reagan

cast America as a "shining city on a hill, " illuminating the Earth"

George Herbert Walker Bush

out of these troubled times - a "new world order" - can emerge

George Walker Bush

"enemies are innovative and resourceful", "explosives went off"

"One of the most noble things you can do is kill the enemy." - Major Douglas Zembiec, killed May 10, 2007 while conducting a raid in Baghdad

War is a turning away from the sanctity and preservation of life !

War fosters alienation which inevitably leads to nihilism.

The essence of war is death, necrophilia, pure blood lust.

War hogs hide their necrophilia behind silver tongued politicians.

American communication escalates into violence if demands remain unmet.

Americans delivered incendiary messages at Dresden, Hiroshima, Vietnam.

911 facilitated incendiary messages in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"Thucydides wrote of Athens' expanding empire and how this empire led it to become a tyrant abroad and then a tyrant at home.

The tyranny Athens imposed on others, Athens finally imposed on itself and then Athens died." - Chris Hedges

American exceptionalism

"This sense of religious mission, this belief that since the US has been blessed with prosperity and democracy, we have, not just the right, but perhaps even the God-given obligation to go to other countries and share the benefits of all we have, particularly to countries that may not even be advanced enough to realize how much they want our political system." - Stephen Kinzer

"War is something so monstrous that it befits wild beasts rather than men.

There is no lack of learned sycophants to put the name of zeal, piety, and valour to this manifest insanity." - Desiderius Erasmus

Benevolent hegemony presumes the hegemon is not only well intentioned but competent as well." - Francis Fukuyama

One day an Iraqi will tell the story of the invasion and occupation of Iraq

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