“The rate at which we are trying to kill or seriously injure each other, might be at the highest levels in peacetime history.” ― Dave Grossman, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
“The thing to understand here is that gang rapes and gang or cult killings in times of peace and war are not 'senseless violence.' They are instead powerful acts of group bonding and criminal enabling that, quite often, have a hidden purpose of promoting the wealth, power, or vanity of a specific leader or cause…at … Continue reading SENSELESS VIOLENCE?
“Bruno Bettelheim, a survivor of the Nazi death camps, argues that the root of our failure to deal with violence lies in our refusal to face up to it. We deny our fascination with the 'dark beauty of violence,' and we condemn aggression and repress it rather than look at it squarely and try to … Continue reading DARK BEAUTY OF VIOLENCE