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"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

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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.

Violence is a common heritage due simply to the fact Cro-Magnon have genes to digest flesh.

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."

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.

The reason why the media has to pump ever more violence into us is because we've built up a tolerance.

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

The television industry has gained its 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

Millgram Experiment

The Milgram Obedience Experiment

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

Empirical verifiable social scientific evidence suggests otherwise.

Yale psychology professor Stanley Milgram had individuals apply electric shocks in a 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.

Although often reluctant, 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 for no apparent motivation other than 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.

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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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

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"

American exceptionalism

"Why has the world not accepted a benevolent American hegemony ?

It was premised on American exceptionalism, the idea that America could use its power in instances where others could not because it was more virtuous.

Finally, benevolent hegemony presumed that the hegemon is not only well intentioned but competent as well." - Francis Fukuyama

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.

war is about money and power

"The myth of war, the myth of glory, the myth of honor sells newspapers and boosts television ratings, real war reporting creates peace marches.

"In wartime truth is the first casualty." - Senator Hiram Johnson

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

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FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots fired at LaVoy Finicum

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

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the truth of war

"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

"Soldiers were taking steroids, Valium, hooked on painkillers, drinking and popping multiple Benzhexol pills (a strong hallucinogenic when abused). They'd go on raids and patrols totally stoned. We're killing the wrong people all the time, and mostly by accident. One guy in my squadron ran over a family with his tank. There's a lot of guys who steal from the Iraqis. Money, heirlooms, and then they brag about it. Guys would crap into MRE bags and throw them to old men begging for food." - Cliff Hicks, American soldier recently stationed in Iraq

"War is something so monstrous that it befits wild beasts rather than men, so crazy that the poets even imagine that it is let loose by Furies, so deadly that is sweeps like a plague through the world, so unjust that it is generally best carried on by the worst type of bandit, so impious that it is quite alien to Christ; and yet they leave everything to devote themselves to war alone. Here even decrepit old men can be seen showing the vigour of youths in their prime, undaunted by the cost, unwearied by hardship, not a whit deterred though they turn law, religion, peace, and all humanity completely upside down. And there's no lack of learned sycophants to put the name of zeal, piety, and valour to this manifest insanity, and to think up a means whereby it is possible for a man to draw a murderous sword and plunge it into his brother's vitals without loss of the supreme charity which in accordance with Christ's teaching every Christian owes his neighbour." - Desiderius Erasmus



Render to Caesar, Extraordinarily

"Sometimes I feel like the sane person in a community of the mad; sometimes I feel like the one blind man where all others see; the one groping savage in the college of the learned, and always, during service, I feel like a heretic in heaven." - Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Six days after the 911 attacks George Walker Bush authorized an unprecedented range of covert action, including renditions, assassinations, disinformation campaigns and cyber attacks against those identified as al-Qa`ida.

The CIA's Counter Terrorist Center, relies on its Rendition Group to kidnap people: dressed head to toe in black, including masks, they blindfold and cut the clothes off captives, administer an enema and sleeping drugs; they transport their victims to a detention facility operated by cooperative "allies", including Afghanistan, or one of the CIA's own covert prisons, a "black site."

After the 911 attacks, the staff of the Counter Terrorist Center, directed by J. Cofer Black, went from 300 to 1,200 nearly overnight. J. Cofer Black embraced a "Talmudwood model" of operations which played well with George Walker Bush, where the president was keeping a scorecard of captured or killed terrorists.

Mamdouh Habib, an Egyptian-born Australian citizen kidnapped in Pakistan in October 2001 was sent to Egypt for interrogation where he was burned by cigarettes, given electric shocks and beaten.

Mohamedou Oulad Slahi, a Mauritanian and former Canada resident, turned himself in to the Mauritanian police 18 days after the 911 attacks because Mohamedou Oulad Slahi heard the Americans were looking for him. Mohamedou Oulad Slahi was spirited to Jordan, where he spent eight months undergoing interrogation.

Muhammad Saad Iqbal Madni, an Egyptian imprisoned by Indonesia authorities in January 2002, was flown to Egypt for interrogation. Muhammad Saad Iqbal Madni was then tortured for 13 months in Afghanistan.

Khaled el-Masri, a German citizen, stated, "I saw seven or eight men with black clothing and wearing masks. They beat me from all sides, from everywhere, with hands and feet. With knives or scissors they took away my clothes. In silence. The beating was just to humiliate me, to hurt me, to make me afraid, to make me silent. They stripped me naked. I was terrified. They tried to take off my pants. I tried to stop them so they beat me again. I was humiliated. And when I was naked I heard a camera."

The first night Khaled el-Masri was kicked and beaten and warned by an interrogator: "You are here in a country where no one knows about you, in a country where there is no law. If you die, we will bury you, and no one will know."

Khaled el-Masri's passport analysis by Office of Technical Services concluded the passport was genuine.

The CIA had imprisoned the wrong man. A reverse rendition was suggested. Return Khaled el-Masri to Macedonia and release him. There would be no trace. No airplane tickets. Nothing. No one would believe him.

On the day of his release, the prison's director, who Khaled el-Masri believed was an American, told him that he had been held because he "had a suspicious name."

A Macedonia bus driver has confirmed that Khaled el-Masri was taken away by border guards on the date he gave investigators. A forensic analysis of Khaled el-Masri's hair showed he was malnourished during the period he says he was in the prison. Flight logs show a plane registered to a CIA front incorporation flew out of Macedonia on the day Khaled el-Masri says he was flown to Afghanistan. A Boeing subsidiary, Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., provided flight planning and logistical support with the full knowledge it was profiting from what one senior incorporation official openly described as "torture flights."

Khaled el-Masri's lawsuit against the federal government was first thrown out of court in May 2006 and finally by the Supreme Court in October 2007. The first judge and the Supreme Court justices honored the request of the George Walker Bush administration to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds that trying the case would reveal secret classified information about American actions in the 'war on terror' and thus provide material support to the terrorists.

"The more I heard about the imprisonment of Khaled el-Masri, abducted, tortured and imprisoned for over five months by the CIA, the more sick to my stomach I became. What ever happened to justice, honor and decency? If you wonder why people hate us, this is it. The George Walker Bush administration is refusing to allow justice to take place by hiding behind "state secrets." It makes me embarrassed to call myself an American." - Cpl. Robert A. Pratt, Marine Corp

"It is incredible that Khaled el-Masri was kidnaped by US government agents, abused and transported to Afghanistan for torture in a secret prison, then dumped on an Albanian hillside five months later when agents realized he was not the right person. This sounds more like the behavior of Nazi Germany or Chile under Augusto Pinochet. The US has become a rogue nation, one that believes it alone has the right to disregard legal norms and the rights of other nations. The state secrets defense, born solely out of the military's desire to cover up its lies and ineptitude in the US vs. Reynolds case, has been allowed by courts to become an easy way for the government to avoid accountability." - Alex Murray

"El-Masri's ordeal received front-page media coverage throughout the world and has been the subject of criminal and intergovernmental investigations in Europe. His allegations are supported by eyewitness testimony and physical evidence. Nonetheless, when we brought suit against former CIA Director George Tenet and others seeking compensation for the brutal treatment of El-Masri, the Bush administration insisted the case be dismissed because any litigation of the claims would reveal state secrets. The government's argument prevailed, and the Supreme Court declined to intervene. As the law stands, the US can engage in torture, declare it a state secret and, by virtue of that designation alone, avoid any accountability for conduct that violates the Constitution and universal human rights guarantees. A broad range of executive misconduct has been shielded from judicial review under this doctrine." - Ben Wizner

"Extraordinary renditions are utterly inconsistent with our broader foreign policy goals of promoting democracy and the rule of law, the very foundations of civil society. These practices have brought America universal condemnation and have frustrated our efforts to work in a concerted way with our allies in fighting terrorism. They also yield no good intelligence.

Up until November 2007 over a hundred people had experienced "extraordinary" renditions and not a single one has been convicted of a crime. These renditions have undermined our very commitment to fundamental American values. These fundamental American values are what define us a people, as a nation. When we allow our government to undermine them, we undermine everything we stand for, everything we are.

Look at the case of Khaled El-Masri, an innocent man kidnapped and brought to Afghanistan by the CIA where he was brutally interrogated and then dumped off in the Albanian countryside. Nations across the globe envy our commitment to freedom and the rule of law. But they are appalled at our hypocrisy when we betray those values." - Congressman William Delahunt

"No good intelligence is going to come from abusive practices."- Lt. Gen. John F. Kimmons, the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence

George Tenet, told the 911 Commission that even before 911 the US had abducted more than 70 foreigners it considered terrorists - a process George Walker Bush administration has declared legal under the label "extraordinary rendition".

"I helped run the CIA's rendition program. Simply and callously put, covert forces cannot kill the number of enemies that require killing. Although the covert services can successfully eliminate the enemy leaders, its foot soldiers and civilian supporters are not being wiped out." - Michael F. Scheuer

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