(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

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

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