violence

A Quote by Christian Michel on politics, violence, and libertarian

Politics does not exist to eliminate violence but to legalise it. The only people who suggest making violence illegal are libertarians, and that is why libertarian principles are the most advanced in the evolution of humanity.

Christian Michel

Source: http://bastiat.net/en/Bastiat2001/christian.michel.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Christian Michel on democracy, violence, law, government, coercion, power, liberty, and freedom

Democratic law does not say, "Thou shalt not kill". Instead, it designates certain people who have the right to kill -- soldiers and State police. Democratic law does not order, "Thou shalt not steal". It says that only certain people have the right to steal -- tax and customs agents. What does "power to the people" mean when the people enjoy fewer rights than their supposed servants?

Christian Michel

Source: http://bastiat.net/en/Bastiat2001/christian.michel.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by James Redfield on consciousness, psychology, manipulate, phenomenon, and violence

"Looking at why people treat each other so violently. We've always known that this violence comes from the urge humans fell to control and dominate one another, but only recently have we studied this phenomenon from the inside, from the point of view of the individual's consciousness. We have asked what happens inside a human being that makes him want to control someone else. We have found that when and individual walks up to another person and engages in a conversation, which happens billions of times each day in the world, one of two things can happen. That individual can come away felling string or feeling weak depending on what occurs in the interaction."

"We humans always seem to take a manipulative posture. No matter what the particulars of the situation, or the subject matter, we prepare ourselves to say whatever we want in order to prevail in the conversation. Each of us seeks to find some way to control and thus to remain on top in the encounter. If we are successful, or our viewpoint prevails, then rather than feel weak, we receive a psychological boost."

"In other words we humans seek to outwit and control each other not just because of some tangible goal in the outside world that we're trying to achieve, but because of a lift we get psychologically. This is the reason we see so many irrational conflicts in the world both at the individual level and the level of nations."

"The consensus in this matter is now emerging into public consciousness. We humans are realizing how much we manipulate each other and consequently we're reevaluating our motivations. We're looking for another way to interact. I think this reevaluation will be part of the new world view."

James Redfield

Source: The Celestine Prophecy An Adventure, Pages: 165

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Ronnie D. Laing on love and violence

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.

Ronnie Laing

Source: http://quotes4all.net/

Contributed by: Naumadd

A Quote by Linda and Morris Tannehill on government, paradox, and violence

The contradiction of hiring an agency of institutionalized violence to protect us from violence is even more foolhardy than buying a cat to protect one's parakeet.

Linda and Morris Tannehill

Source: p. 41; The Market for LIberty (http://www.mises.org/books/marketforliberty.pdf)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Dr. Deepak Chopra on violence, hatred, wounding, world, enmit, and you and i

If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.

 

Deepak Chopra

Contributed by: Mila

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on war, iran, hatred, intolerance, militarism, violence, poet, poetry, art, god, and glory

The Iranian Girl

There's a hole in the ground
A moving of earth, now made
A sad depression
Where once she played in
Puddle-rain
Splashing with the joy that comes
From child-like feet

The sound is still here
In the air, the breeze yet carrying
The secret laughter
That haunts the waking hours of those
Who've lost the way

How vain to think that
Memory can be erased

All will remember
No one escapes

I wonder if she saw it
The moment before
Her hair still flying free
The metal catching that last
Pure glint of sun

Did she hear the explosion
That made no sense
Did she feel
Her body come apart
And fall like dust, too soon

Does anyone ask
Whatever she felt, whatever she dreamed
Her dreaming time is gone
And no lofty word of God or
Glory will ever make it right

Dare to listen and you will
Hear her
Dare to open your eyes and see

The Iranian girl
No different
Like you, like me.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on war, hatred, violence, race, creed, culture, and idea

War, hatred, and violence all spring from one infernal idea: that one person, race, creed, or culture is better than another.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Thomas Matthew DeLonge on violence, tom, delonge, create, peace, war, and hate

"If you try to fix violence with violence, you do nothing but create violence."

Tom DeLonge

Source: Distraction - We Don't Need To Whisper by Angels & Airwaves, Live from San Diego

Contributed by: Candice

A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, society, fear, violence, buddhism, and dzogchen

When individuals and groups do not experience being loved -- when whole communities lose hope that anyone cares -- fear and violence are often seized upon as seeming protectors in the form of gangs, mobs, and communal hostility.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 9

Contributed by: BlueHwyFlaneur

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