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Enough Peace Talk

Updated on February 17, 2014

Such violence jumping up and landing down to splash

Wow, all that happening with grins and happiness.
Wow, all that happening with grins and happiness. | Source

90 Percentage of Those Who Read This Have Never Been Hit Hard.

Truly. And seriously here. Really we hear all these stories of violence and physical abuse and injury and mayhem and bloodshed. And for ninety nine percent of us they are just stories.OK you can build a case using some fairly whacked statistics that it might only be 97% of us that never experience physical abuse.

I went to "feminist.com" and they contrived some numbers for women that were about 7% of women being assaulted. The worst NIH could pull up was 5% of all people. We are talking about groups that make their living making the numbers as horrible as possible and that is the worst scenario they can come up with at this time.

Yes yes "one is too many". Really I do not think so. 32 million Americans are illiterate.And did you stop think that they can really only express with their hands. And yet far less than 20 million people in the USA are ever, in their entire lifetime assaulted and battered.

Let us put that in perspective. Nearly more women and men die of preventable colon cancer and heart disease than are ever physically assaulted and battered by another. Actually that is the result of nobody ever confronting people about a killer we would rather ignore than be rude about.

More people are severely injured by automobiles than in any war ever mounted.

Yet people stand there with hands on hips and tell me I am violent with my words and should be stifled and censored. And then they get in their car with a cell phone and plow down people.

Perhaps I do not know violence

Perhaps I know where violence and peace meet.

Being born in 1957, dichotomy is not our enemy!

In my day of coming of age it took great violence to stop violence. I love Ghandiggi. And I love Christ and I love Buddha. But sometimes hell creeps onto earth. And we do not just get to sit back and be lame ass pacifists and ask for peace, love and dope.

Nor do we have that priviledge today with matters of true violence like homelessness and genocide and prejudice.

Now just take two episodes out of context (maybe) There was a guy who was sewing discontent among the people. 2,000 years ago in what was the cradle of civilization outside of Rome at the time. He had a rather nasty confrontation with a whole bunch of demons, so much so that they called the demons "legion". And he violently kicked them out of a man and sent them into 2,000 swine which thereby killed themselves. Now my math may be bad but that probably just starved about 120 people and some of them children.

Then the guy shows up outside the most sacred place for a whole race of people and pulls out a whip and busts up all their livelihoods. Scattering all their belongings and violently kicking their butts. Now to me that is violence.

This guy Ghandiggi told people to set themselves in places where another man's commerce would be disrupted and where there would be harm to a Monarchy and he called that non-violence. I am sorry but that is a load of garbage. He proposed passively taking from one to give to another. Call it passivity but face it, it violently took one person's and gave it to another.

And you think I chastise these conducts. Wrong, I applaud them and am guided from them. But I do not clothe them or Mandela or MLK or even any Pope as being against violence. It would be insane for they wreak of violence.

Do you think because you speak it?

Do you realize the violence you create by eating meat?

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Oh I never ever cause a confrontation and only criticize people that are bad or write what I decide is bad.

The creepy crawly non acceptance of opposing views is a horrible violence. And they are usually cowards who do not make known what they do to others.
The creepy crawly non acceptance of opposing views is a horrible violence. And they are usually cowards who do not make known what they do to others. | Source

You see most do not get it. They are logical illiterates.

"Oh stop that", "oh that is so rude", "oh that should be banned".

That is such violent speech. It is horrible and ruins life. It is spoken by those who toss out blue haired 2nd pew spew. They are modern day Pharisees and sophists, quoting one word when they know 500 precede that word. They look for self righteousness on every corner and they brutilize perceptions of valid belief systems and religions by claiming membership.

Most assuredly I get it, I cannot judge them for I would be judging them for judging me.

Well Bull, I have never seen one of these mamsy pamsy types on a back street downtown handing out condoms or in a glorified ditch called a canyon where 100 live without shelter and I have never seen one of them stand up in church and say -- "excuse me ""father"" but that is bullshit".

Here is some of what I am talking about. A poor persecuted democrat came on to one of my hubpages where I had just extolled the virtue of a community voting across party lines to elect a man proven to work hard to reach consensus and with a proven track record. He is republican voted mayor in a large clearly democratic city. And my hub was about electing a person and not a party.

After the commentator came on to my site and my hub ten times that person accused me of bullying them. What!? My hub was definitely about people working together and voting good regardless of race or creed or party affiliation. And this person came to pick a fight by pretending to be picked on. That big old finger of mine wavered above the "deny/delete" button for a full 2 seconds. I do not cotton whining pacifist aggressive behavior.

I will turn over the money changers tables and release the birds and smack the incense sellers.

Do not think for one second that because I preach Love that I preach allowing others to run roughshod over my land.

We must stand for things of fall for anything. Bring it on!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes Eric, I agree. We can't let people walk over us when we know they are wrong, but need to stand up for what we believe. People often think Christians are pacifists and easy to take advantage of without putting up a fight. The wife of a pastor of a church I once attended said to me once, "We are Christians, we ARE NOT suckers." I thought that was very good advice.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      One should speak their minds no matter what and let others know how they truly feel sometimes people keep silent not to hurt the feelings of others speak out and be heard.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Just one reason why I don't go on forums....people are hypocrites many times....make them uncomfortable and they lash out and then justify their verbal attacks.....keep speaking your mind my friend and I'll keep supporting you.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, I think (so this is an opinion) that if you can be logical and theological at the same time, you've got something!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks much Bill your support is very important to me.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora you seem (and this is fact ;-) to be able to do just that. You articles are so well put together that they can say the hard truths in a caring way. Much for me to strive for!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      John you are so right about standing up. And I try to say that Serenity prayer daily to remember to work hard at discernment. Thank you.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      DDE I spend so much time working alone that my mind will conjure up resentments all by itself. So I really appreciate people letting me know how they really feel.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Talented as always. I love reading your articles!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Victoria, that is very nice of you.

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Hello Eric, I enjoy reading what you have to say about any subject. You certainly do have a way of conjuring up thoughts to contemplate. But, hey, if people want to read about violence, they should read the book of Joshua in the Bible. Now, that's some serious violence.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oh boyo Marlene I have read those books and studied them and it is whacko the violence. And those plagues? Yikes.

      Thanks for coming by and dropping a note, it was nice to see one of yours up today.

      My ESL wife who has but does not use her real estate license told me that if I want to appeal to the curb go sit on it ;-)

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and voted up for sure.

      This great read leaves much food for thought.

      Eddy.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Eddy, I waiver on some of this stuff, I think the best we can do is give it our attention.

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