Donovan Schaeffer: The shared fantasy of redemptive violence between ISIS and ther Islamophobic right. read
Michael Lerner on violence: “Othering.” “Yet violence continues to produce more violence. So the violence we delivered in the Middle East engendered ISIS/ISIL, and so it goes throughout history, and today in our own country. But for us in the religious world, the ongoing violence normally ignored by the media and genuinely not known or understood by most Americans is a spiritual, religious, and ethical emergency that deserves the attention of all people in every country of the world.” read
Lawrence Wittner, The Appalling Violence of the World’s Three Superpowers. US, Russia, China “Not surprisingly, these are also violent societies at home.” New study: “when it came to peacefulness, the United States ranked #103, China #120, and Russia #151.
Is this really the best that these large, economically productive, educationally advanced, and technologically sophisticated nations can do? If so, the world is in big trouble.” read
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: US history of terrorists and massacres. read
Carlos Wilton on the myth of redemptive violence. read
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