(Re)Naming and Familiar Resistance to Violence

The more harm we become accustomed to, the more harm we become prepared to inflict ourselves. It becomes organic. It becomes biomechanical. It becomes biolence. However, in spite of so … Read More

From Literary to Feminist Critiques towards an Educational Model

In Hortense J. Spillers essay, “Notes on an Alternative Model –  Neither/Nor,” from Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture, she surveys William Faulkner in a … Read More

Putting the “path of least resistance” model in context: An eliminative hierarchy of selfhood towards peace with Otherness

Following from the previous section, the essentially three-tiered “path of least resistance” model for overcoming violence-societies includes an essential deliberate movement and societal collaboration of self-interest in health and well-being. … Read More

The path of least resistance to a post-violence society

There is the potential movement today for even the brightest types of democracies to normalize into a hybrid totalitarian, democracy-lite, formational violence. Of course, whether these institutions were ever true … Read More

Collective, historical denial of incest as motivator of violence-customs

Elementary, communitarian democracy does not suffer from budget constraints or amoral, substrate alliances with terror. Neoliberal doctrines and passive communities ally against a world post-violence. It is not that I … Read More

Hannah Arendt’s Othering of Violence as Promotion of Institutional Power

Reading Hannah Arendt’s text, On Violence, one takes away that political as well as non-political faith in consequential violence exists as if it is a means of imposing order on … Read More

Violence-Customs and the Normativity of Political Withdrawal

I have discussed violence-narratives in a variety of settings, from posts at Trek Ethicist to inlaid through my initial essay for this project “Labors of Freedom: God and Overcoming Violence-Societies.” … Read More

Choice, Discourse, and Presence Against the “Inevitability” of Violence

To continue on the theme of violence of identity formation and socio-ontological denominationalism or, groups within projecting groups, Amartya Sen makes a very finite distinction on choice that I would … Read More

Identity Formation, Religious “Choice,” and (Re)acting Violence

In The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism (1997), Regina M. Schwartz draws a deciphering line that connects the violence of cultural and systemic identity formation and what … Read More