Enough Peace Talk
Such violence jumping up and landing down to splash
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?
Oh I never ever cause a confrontation and only criticize people that are bad or write what I decide is bad.
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!