Tag : Violence

Written on Jul, 02, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

…the greater the bureaucratization of public life, the greater will be the attraction of violence. In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one could argue, to whom one could present grievances, on whom the pressures of power could be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the …

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Written on Aug, 08, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

When I was a boy there was a PSA that was broadcast with some regularity on TV. A series of photos were shown depicting men, women, and children of different ages and ethnicities. All this was done while the signs get sang “VD is for everybody.” The ’60s were an odd time to be a child. Anyway, whatever one thinks …

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Written on Jan, 15, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

St Matthew’s account of our Savior’s birth is drenched in violence.

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Written on Oct, 30, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

There is no clearer manifestation of respect for the human dignity of a person with whom one disagrees than to reason with him – and no clearer insult to that dignity than to try to shout him down, intimidate him, or otherwise treat him as something incapable or unworthy of rational engagement.  Such are the Orwellian times we live in …

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Written on Mar, 09, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Just as a “dishonest scale” can undermine the trust between buyer and seller, the evil imaginations of the human heart–of my heart–have the potential to tear apart the human community. “He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor,” and it is this that is the root of all human violence. Even if I never lift my hand against him, in my heart I kill my neighbor I hold him in contempt.

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