Tag Archives: Violence

How politician’s solutions create new problems instead of solving the of the ones we have

Political solutions rarely correct problems. Since these political solutions only address symptoms they inevitably fail. Treating symptoms only postpones problem resolution, and guarantees that problems will grow and multiply over time. This is a blind spot for many politicians, and … Continue reading

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Remembering The Sacrifice All Our Warriors Make In War

Revised: 6/11/12 Every year we devote one day to honor those that have given their lives to protect us and keep us safe. This post is to honor all the men and women that gave their lives for us. The … Continue reading

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Finding your Power Again

Finding your Power Again How Blame Obscures Your Perception And Gives Your Power Away As humans, we quickly learn to place blame. Children do it to try to escape punishment, but by the time we are adults blame has become … Continue reading

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Slutwalk: No More Excuses for Violence Against Women

Recently, the Feminist Collective at Keene State College, NH, sponsored a march called the Slutwalk. When I read about it in the school newspaper, it caught my attention because it struck me as an odd title for a march. I … Continue reading

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Learning Peace From Examining Our Reactions to bin Laden’s Death

There is much we can learn about why we do not have peace from our reactions to Osama bin Laden’s death. It may be natural to feel relief when someone violent like bin Laden is killed, but it is not … Continue reading

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Peace Cannot Be Waged

The idea of “Waging Peace” is an idea I have seen with increasing frequency. It worries me because many people approach Peace with the same mindset our leaders have used to wage war. People believe they can influence, or force … Continue reading

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The Power of Affection to Create Peace

The Power of Affection A month or so ago, one of my face book friends shared a video of a woman holding a sign, Free Hugs. It was a great video showing people connecting to and acknowledging each other through … Continue reading

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A Child’s First Experience of Violence: Spanking Post #2

Initial comment by Trevor: “I think that the person who wrote this,” (Referring to the first post I wrote on spanking.) “while thoughtful, is very naive about violence and does not have the first clue about how to disciline a … Continue reading

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A Child’s First Experience of Violence: Spanking

Force and violence are endemic in our society; and they affect every part of our existence. They have even contaminated the way we raise our children. “Spare the rod and spoil the child,” seems to be the reigning premise. It … Continue reading

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Human Nature: A Path to Peace

Human Nature Figuring out people can be confusing because one moment people can do the most horrendous things to each other. Another time those same people can risk their lives to help another person they do not even know. We … Continue reading

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