Category Archives: Violence

Remembering JFK

A comment to my last post about the Kennedy commencement speech got me to reminiscing about JFK. This morning I listened to the speech he gave at San Diego State. It was strong on education, backed up with a lot … Continue reading

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Society is two-faced when it comes to violence.  Despite copious shedding of crocodile tears over so-called “gun violence”, we find other forms of violence quite acceptable, and even worthy of being institutionalized.  Spanking your child for willful disobedience is a … Continue reading

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The Politics Of Violence — Part 1

Change and Confusion I recently watched a movie from 1945 — the year I was born — which had a scene of a father spanking his daughter. The little girl acknowledged that her father was spanking her because he loved … Continue reading

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