Monday, February 13, 2017

Psychologists-Sociologists involved in the promotion of the notions of populism had better start reflecting why it is they have invented-participated in creation of a deviance categorisation - for what inevitably follows?

Psychologists-Sociologists involved in the promotion of the notions of populism had better start reflecting why it is they have invented-participated in creation of a deviance categorisation - for what inevitably follows?

1. As the world population increases and nations become larger, government becomes a huge and sprawling affair, whose left hand often knoweth not what the right hand doeth. Its power increases in order to unify more completely an ever larger population. As life becomes more complex, more and more powers hitherto unthought of (such as assigning television channels) become vested in government- but in appointed, not elected, government. In the United States, for example, more and more power centers in the executive branch of the government. The legislative branch, directly elected by the people , becomes too slow and cumbersome to make necessary quick decisions, while simultaneously it becomes less representative, since one member of congress represents an even larger number of constituents. The number of government bureaus and agencies-in the executive branch and not directly responsible to the people -grows and proliferates at a dizzying pace. The people, meanwhile, ever more numerous, become more distant from the workings of government and less able to comprehend them - they tend toward an attitude of resigned quietism ("let the experts take care of it"). They become increasingly indifferent as they become less and less able to control government directly. Letters and protests have little effect when the government is so vast and unwieldy that it takes a concerted superhuman effort by thousands of people to make their influence felt even so slightly.

2. The situation is even worse in nondemocratic governments. If there should be a rebellion, there are many devices available for suppressing it. The rebels can be subjected to refinements of torture such as no previous age has known-and all but a few will become quivering conformists rather than submit to more of it. But torture is already becoming out of date:there are subtle means of psychological conditioning (not to mention pills and opiates) which sooner or later in undermining the mind of the rebel until he becomes not a quivering conformist of no use to the state but a eager and willing disciple of the regime.

3. Any future Hitler could use these latest developments given him by the psychologists not only to suppress rebels but to insure the absolute and undeviating obedience of all his subjects so that the rebellion could not even get started. In the past, after years of chains and bondage, people could break out in rebellion and , either the first time or the tenth, finally succeed after much revolution and bloodshed. But today a clever dictator could convert people into sheep and take away their independence of mind that would be required to start a rebellion. A Gandhi, for example, would not be possible in the Soviet Union. Because he would not be given the opportunity to publicize his views, his cause could never be know. The government-controlled radios and newspapers would suppress all report of his action, and no one would ever hear about him. The moment he tried to to get a few others to share his views, he would be taken off to prison and never heard of again. In a populous nation the people are dependent on modern means of communication for information about the world at large; but if these means of communication are controlled by government, the information dispensed to the people will be only such information as the government wants the people to have.

Human Conduct, An Introduction to the problems of ethics, Political ethics, Democracy, John Hospers, 1970, p373-374

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) & Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) "The time has come for us to be honest with ourselves and indeed each other." Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, 2015

"The time has come for us to be honest with ourselves and indeed each other." Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, 2015

It is a cultures 'peaceful and law abiding' mothers, fathers, families, peer groups, communities and institutions who create the morals-ethics-values-beliefs-motivation social/political method and sustain the cultures 'altruistic' 'few', invariably turning into the 'many', who walk from a cultures 'peaceful and law abiding' floors to inform systemic terror across time and space. The 'few' do not make up their own non-contradictory rational social/political system model which justifies and authorizes the 'few' and their cultures utilisation of conflict-terror to resolve significant social/political differences between the culture and Other cultures in the same space. Logic therefore determines it is the so called 'peaceful and law abiding' of a culture proven to deliver terror against Other cultures which must be denied the economic-social-political space to continue to deliver the same.

“..organization is going to affect how conflicts are handled. .. The organization by the way it is structured, by its policies, by the way it is managed, by the culture that develops, the relationships it sets up among its members, all of that structuring and context, will have a great influence on how members behave when they’re in a conflict.”

The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond, Professor Michael Dues, 2010

"A large body of research implicates families in the development and prevention of aggressive and violent behavior."

Family Influences on Aggression and Violence, Aggression and Violence: A Social Psychological Perspective, Labella, Madelyn H, Masten, Ann S, 2016

".. morality involves a pointed sense of right and wrong coupled with a sense of shame and, on the opposite side of the coin, a sense of honour and pride.
...
Humans are moral because we are genetically set up to be that way, and it's of interest that today's small children turned into increasingly moral beings in highly predictable stages. Sympathetic feelings for others in need of help arrives quite early in infants, as does a primitive sense of right and wrong. These developments are followed by a general sense of rules, while highly self-conscious shame reactions, which include blushing when in the wrong, arrive later when children are reaching school age. These learning windows make up a hard wired sequence, but the rules themselves are not nearly so explicitly prepared by our genes. Like infant or juvenile apes, young humans le this arn the social rules of the group early in life largely from significant others they are with constantly – and the most significant other of all is going to be their mother.

When people learn exactly how to be moral from their cultural environments, this starts with the family.
....
...the specific rules we internalise from our parents and peers are culturally maintained by local groups, rather than being firmly encoded in our genes. "

Moral Origins, The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame, Christopher Boehm, 2012

Paris to erect bulletproof wall around Eiffel Tower, France24, 2017-02-09

'Putting a fence around it is putting a noose around it': Architects slam (Australian) Parliament House security upgrade, smh, Michael Koziol, David Wroe, Tom McIlroy, DECEMBER 1 2016

Counter-terror chief: Extremist groups on the rise in east GermanyDemocracy and open society ‘at serious risk.’, Politico, ESTHER KING2/9/17

Far-right German politician convicted for refugee shelter arson, BBC, 9-2-2017


Sadiq Khan: London mayor says terror attacks 'part and parcel' of living in a major city, Independent, Gabriel Samuels, 2016

'IT'S WHEN, NOT IF' ISIS attack in London gets more likely every day, mayor Sadiq Khan says – as he says police cuts make it near-impossible to stop Muslim teens becoming fanatics, The Sun, NEAL BAKER, 4th February 2017


Louvre attack suspect ‘did not act on orders from IS group’, France24, 2017-02-09

Quebec mosque shooting: Student charged with six counts of murder over gun attack in mosque, The Telegraph, Chiara Palazzo, James Rothwell, 31 JANUARY 2017

Woman charged with hate crime in Davis mosque attack, The Sacramento Bee, BY STEPHEN MAGAGNINI, CATHY LOCKE AND NASHELLY CHAVEZ, FEBRUARY 14, 
2017

Another Islamic school loses govt funds, AAP, February 16, 2017,

Irrational
 fear-anger-disgust of what a Muslim cultures 'moderate' 'peaceful and law abiding' have done, are doing, and will do, with Western cultural social/political gatekeepers complicity in allowing such cultural derived infamy to continue, and then the inevitable Other backlash utilising the exact same method?

No
 culture has a right to visit terror-genocide against another culture however 'sacred' the fallible human abstracts utilised to justify and authorise its continuing existence to systemically inform the same - be it perpetrated by the 'few' created and sustained by the 'many' 'peaceful and law abiding' or the 'few' in time, as they inevitably do, becoming the 'many'.

You seriously believe the same ethics-beliefs-values-motivation social/political method of a culture which informs such infamy elsewhere within its cultural behavoral variance allowed into your societal space will not inform exactly the same as throughout history and even now in Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan. Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Tunisia, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, ... even though the bloody piles and tragic misogynistic outcomes are increasingly being manifest in your streets, enclaving, fortressing with the inevitable backlash utilising the same method? You will underwrite what inevitably will follow from your although so well meant stupidity?

It is the cultural 'moderate', 'peaceful and law abiding' adherents of a clearly identifiable terror-genocide construct of Other in their cultural codex and exemplar behavior, as they always have, are, and will deliver terror-genocide to humanities streets via the 'few', who inevitably turn into the 'many', the 'moderate', 'peaceful and law abiding' create. It is the 'moderate', 'peaceful and law abiding' who radicalise the 'few' for the 'few' who walk from 'moderate', 'peaceful and law abiding' very floors, as the 'many' do not make up their own non-contradictory belief systems with ethics-rules-methods to deal with out-
groups.

Mothers the Creators of Cultural Terror. Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. Hosea Ballou

"The
 family have lived in White City since they fled the civil war in Sudan in 1993. Elsheikh’s parents were communists and liberal Muslims, described as “progressive” by their friends."
My Son The ISIS Executioner, BuzzFeedNews, Jane Bradley, May 24, 2016

"The father of an Egyptian suspected of being the machete attacker in Paris's Louvre museum said Saturday his son showed no sign of radicalisation and he believed in his innocence.

Reda El-Hamahmy, a retired police general, told AFP he had been constantly in touch with his son who worked as a sales manager in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates.

"I can show you pictures where he has no beard," he said, referring to beards grown by some devout Muslims.

"Our household is a moderate household and mind our own business," he added."

Louvre suspect's father insists son not radicalised, France24, 04 February 2017

The exact same cultural terror-genocide codex constructs of Other, the same burnt, crucified, gassed, shot, blown to bits, sliced, pillaged, raped, tortured, incarcerated, politically/socially ostracised subjugated.. bloody broken bodies and lives of Other and yet you claim you can determine 'good', 'moderate', peaceful and law abiding' Muslim families exist where 'good', 'moderate', 'peaceful and law abiding' Nazi families do not. Look at your hands what do you see, are they as clean as the logic and evidence you utilise to convince yourself you are not in any way culpable for the carnage continuing before you?

The fact is, it is the 'moderate', 'peaceful and law abiding' of any culture who systemically send their altruistic enforcer/punishers 'the few' out to utilise terror as a method to deal with significant belief-value political/social differences which cannot, nor have ever been able to be resolved in any other way. 

It astounds me there is a disconnect, being promoted by supposedly scientific groups, between the terrorist and the 'moderate', 'peaceful and law abiding' family, community, and institution cultures floors these so called insignificant 'few' in number, but not result, walk from. 

It is no surprise to me as a result terror is coming from Other cultures as a result of the promotion of a lie by 'intellectual'/political elites religion-culture from which these terrorist walk are not culpable, nor will the cultures 'moderate', 'peaceful & law abiding' inform the same whenever they are allowed to take up space, even though what they have left behind is a clear indication of the folly of believing such a view to be true.


Please Explain: Nazi (Hitler-Mein Kampf) & Muslim (Mohammed-Quran) Cultural Codex Construct of Other. Why is it One Is and One Is-Not When both = "I don't mean participated, I mean observed."?

"The
 time has come for us to be honest with ourselves and indeed each other. The radicalisation that breeds terrorism is not conducted in the bush at night. It occurs in the full glare of day in homes, in madrasas and in mosques with rogue imams. We must ask the question — where are the parents and families (communities, education and religious institutions) of those who are being radicalized?" said Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president

"Our task of countering terrorism has been made all the more difficult by the fact that the planners and financiers of this brutality are deeply embedded in our communities,"

"A Garissa-based official said the government was aware Abdullahi, a former University of Nairobi law student, had joined the militant group al Shabaab after graduating in 2013."

Kenya says son of a government official was among gunmen in Garissa attack 
by EDITH HONAN GARISSA, Kenya — Reuters Published Sunday, Apr. 05 2015

If you have not noticed there are piles of bloody broken bodies strewn across Western streets and fortressing of our societies continues with a significant redirection of resources, and misdirected wasted research into symptoms not cause, of cultural created violence and culpability, based on myths such as the Black Swan, a tawdry attempt to diminish and even eliminate the 'peaceful and law abiding' cultures culpability. It is fraudulent because it determines terror a generic crime unconnected politically from attacks against Other cultures across time and space and the genocides which have previously occurred and occurring and the oppressive political/social constructs which have emerged and exist subjugating Other and women. Each attack-genocide is against Other cultures everywhere not in the specific time and space it occurs. 

You wish to continue to enable the normalisation of a culture's continuing terror-genocide in Western space as well as their own, as simply an aspect of intercultural interaction we have to ‘grow confidently’ with, it is your right do so. But you take responsibility for the developing Damascus enclaving and terror-genocide in both directions as you continue to claim your vision "offers a fantastic object-lesson in how people can live together creatively and in harmony" and clearly “that great unified people are looking for peace and see friendship with Other as a basis for peace not only for themselves but for everyone else”.

"We have to grow with the threat, and we have to do it in a confident manner,” Professor Siracusa said. (Human Security and International Diplomacy)
Two Sydney schools in lockdown as police unions call for support against extremists SBS 20 OCT 2015

“We cannot eliminate entirely the risk of terrorism any more than we can eliminate the risk of any serious crime." Malcolm Turnbull Australian Prime Minister
Malcolm Turnbull tells parliament 'ISIL is in a fundamentally weak position' 9 NEWS November 24, 2015



“It
 (Damascus-Syria) has seen empires and tyrants come and go; it offers a fantastic object-lesson in how people can live together creatively and in harmony. It is a wonderful city in which to be.."
British Historian Dan Cruickshank BBC series "Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture, Episode 5 - Connections, Syria, Damascus 2008, first aired on BBC Two in April 2008

“the Germans (inclusive of the Nazi) that great unified people are looking for peace and see friendship with Britain as a basis for peace not only for themselves but for everyone else”. Norman Hillson “I speak of Germany”, London 1937

After each inevitable new atrocity inside and outside your fabricated boundaries you continue to assure yourselves 'moderates' from only one end of the cultures behavioural variance are in charge for did they not tell you they were such, things could be worse?

“In
 fact, if the extremist’s elements had prevailed. I have not the least doubt that disruption would have been more drastic and that we should have real reason by now to fear German aggression from both a military as well as political point of view.”
Norman Hillson “I speak of Germany”, London 1937 

Just need more Love and gosh all that Hate from the bigoted objectors no wonder there is terror.

Lest we forget the victims past and to come of such a view which works in sociological imagined novels but incredibly dangerous in reality: 

"Without the ceaseless pulsating heartbeat of our "categorization engine, we would understand nothing around us, could not reason in any form whatever, could not communicate to anyone else, and would have no basis on which to take any action.
....
"every culture constantly, although tacitly, reinforces the impression that words are simply automatic labels that come naturally to mind and that belong intrinsically to things and entities"

SURFACES AND ESSENCES, ANALOGY AS THE FUEL AND FIRE OF THINKING, Douglass Hofstadter, Emmanuel Sander, 2013

We cannot help what type of cultural behavioural variance we end up in but we sure as hell can work to make sure those cultural codex and development process informing terror-genocide and catastrophic misogynistic outcomes for women are removed from the political/social space which enables such cultures to continue to inform the same.

The only way to stop a cultures 'moderate', ‘peaceful and law abiding’ systemically informing terror is to deny the economic/political/social space to develop the means to do so. Which means what policy should the political elite adopt? Open door
?

"A prudent government should realize that not all cultures are the same and that entry to the United States is a high privilege, not a fundamental human right."
Weeding Out Terrorist Immigrants Isn’t Enough, National Review, by DAVID FRENCH, February 10, 2017

I
 wish it were different and fifteen years ago I would have signed the petitions immediately full of disbelief someone such as Trump could deny a specific culture access to economic/political/social space on the basis of ideology particularly religious ideology. The bloody piles kept coming I rechecked my assumptions and actually read the foundation ethics-beliefs social/political method of the ‘peaceful and law abiding’.

I suggest you read the attached if the tragic irony of Belgium is not manifest then of course you are more convinced than ever Trump is evil and you are the all so good. So be it.

Theodore Roosevelt: No nation can permanently retain any “social values” worth having unless it develops the warlike strength necessary for its own defence.

If you can prove the ‘moderate’ ‘peaceful and law abiding’ parents-families, communities, institutions are in no way responsible for the ‘few’ who walk from their very floors then you have every right to come out against Trumps policy decision. Though it would mean these ‘few’ invented their own cultural non-contradictory ‘rational’ system and derived their aggression-prejudice-motivation for terror against Other cultures from thin air.

Research clearly shows 'all people are not equal regardless of race, gender, faith or sexual orientation.'. Some cultures, people inform tragic consequences for humanity, believing otherwise is dangerous delusion.

"The use of force and violence is more commonplace and prevalent in some families, communities, religions, cultural/ethnic groups and societies based on the views and values about adult prerogatives with children espoused. They may also be based upon the sociopathy of the perpetrators." Treatment of Complex Trauma Courtois/Ford @2016

"Culture, of course, is related to violence in general and not only to structural violence. For example, culture influences the determination of "thresholds" which pressure on a person must overcome in order to move that person from being controllable, or even positive, to being negative (that is, into violence)." The Culture of Violence, Chp 3. On the relationship between violence and culture - Galtung's concept 

"Communities tend to be guided less than individuals by conscience and a sense of responsibility. How much misery does this fact cause mankind! It is the source of wars and every kind of oppression, which fill the earth with pain, sighs and bitterness." (Albert Einstein, 
1934)

The reality the ‘moderate’ ‘peaceful and law abiding’ who have a clearly identifiable terror-genocide construct of Other cultures will, not may, in time and space deliver.

Keep Indonesia Secular, Yudhoyono Urges - The Jakarta Globe May, 2014

"Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had backed plans for the protest, drew tens of thousands of people.

The accusation of blasphemy against Jakarta Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese and minority Christian who is an ally of Jokowi"

Indonesian President Cancels Trip Abroad After Deadly Protest, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, NOV. 5, 2016

As Shariah Experiment Becomes a Model, Indonesia’s Secular Face Slips, NTY, By JON EMONT, JAN. 12, 2017

“When Caesar shakes hands with Peter, human blood oozes from the grasp.” February 24, 1530 reflection of an observer of Pope Clement VIII and Charles V King of France passing down the aisle hand in hand after the Pope anointed and crowned Charles V Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Russian parliament votes 380-3 to decriminalise domestic violence, SMH, Doug Stanglin, JANUARY 29 2017

"Religious thought does not exist in a vacuum; it both shapes politics and is shaped by politics."
Understanding Japan: A Cultural History, Professor Mark J. Ravina, Emory University, 2015

"Religions, especially, historically as well as currently, are recognized to be chronically implicated in this discord and violence, directed at those beyond their artificially defined boundaries of theological doctrine, and, as often, towards those claiming common religious identities but who have fragmented into sectarian factions and conflict (Mlodinow 2012, 164). Those of us with an eye towards history—or even towards current events—know that any simple congruence of religion and prosociality has never been the case."
Pro-and assortative-sociality in the formation and maintenance of religious groups, LH Martin, D Wiebe, 2016

"Pope Francis said on Tuesday that the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching that women cannot be ordained as priests was likely to last forever."
Readers React After Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Most Likely Permanent
By THE NEW YORK TIMES,NOV. 2, 2016

Royal commission into child sexual abuse: 1,880 alleged perpetrators identified in Catholic Church, ABC, By Philippa McDonald and Riley Stuart, 7-2-2017

Almost 4500 alleged abuse in Catholic institutions over 35 years, royal commission told
 smh, Rachel Browne, FEBRUARY 6 2017

Father Tom Doyle says church teaching on human sexuality a major factor in child sexual abuse crisis, Newcastle Herald, Joanne McCarthy, 7 Feb 2017

“To make one exception means to make them all.” - Clothing such as the Muslim headscarf, hijab, burqa... is a political cultural statement and informs adherence and respect for the ideological constructs attached to it which hold tragic consequences for women.

I
 for one have come to the conclusion Freedom of Religion and with it the current terror-genocide delivering sociological imagined multiculturalism, the 'moderate', 'peaceful and law abiding' adherents and their leaders are not delivering on Freedom of Religion and multiculturalism's promise of transcendent peace and harmony, there appears to be an uncanny connection of clearly identifiable religious codex constructs, in reality, in the earthly domain informing completely the opposite. Time for a rethink, time to recheck assumptions. One child's life worth the investment, many times over I believe so.

If one determines it is possible to change whole cultures, that individuals-billions and cultural wholes can and will be diverted from recorded and continuing destructive tendencies, that there is a division of humanity into age cohorts each which can be elite manipulated by baby talk-adult talk to change their ways, the individual drives culture rather than the reverse. Belief Trump, Hitler, Obama were consummate manipulators rather than the inevitable manifestation of citizen will shaped by cultural bias, predjudice, method reactive or proactive running as a golden thread all the way and beyond in both directions of age cohorts, where any number of Trumps, Hitlers, Obamas,.. would take their place in a cultural heartbeat. The existence of pre- post- of any number of abstracts creates new ethic-beliefs-motivation social/political method founded upon technological change to override and create anew what it means to be a socialised human then by all means protest, overthrow Trump but I warn you Trumps creation was not of Trumps own making nor was Hitlers nor Obamas. And nor are those broken bodies and lives Muslims 'peaceful and law abiding' cultural derived 'few' will always throw into humanities streets


Reality is the existence of victims, not in some fabricated pre- post abstracts you utilise to hurriedly bury them, and enable you to blame the victims for their own demise.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt: No nation can permanently retain any “social values” worth having unless it develops the warlike strength necessary for its own defence.


Theodore Roosevelt asked by the American Sociological Association to provide a response at the American Sociological Congress, Washington, DC, December 1915 for the following question:

“How war and militarism affect such show social values as the sense of the preciousness of human life; care for child welfare; the conservation of human resources; upper-class concern for the lot of the masses; interest in popular education; appreciation of truth-telling and truth-printing; respect for personality and regards for personal rights.” 
American Sociological Association

Theodore Roosevelt’s response.

WARLIKE POWER – THE PREREQUISITE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF SOCIAL VALUES

In December last I was asked to address the American Sociological Congress on “the effect of war and militarism on social values.” In sending my answer I pointed out that infinitely the most important fact to remember in connection with the subject in question is that if an unscrupulous, warlike, and militaristic nation is not held in check by the warlike ability of a neighbouring non-militaristic and well-behaved nation, then the latter will be spared the necessity of dealing with its own “moral and social values” because it won’t be allowed to deal with anything. Until this fact is thoroughly recognised, and the duty of national preparedness by justice loving nations explicitly acknowledged, there is very little use of solemnly debating such questions as the one which the sociological congress assigned to me – which, in detail, was “How war and militarism affect such social values as the sense of the preciousness of human life; care for child welfare; the conservation of human resources; upper-class concern for the lot of the masses; interest in popular education; appreciation of truth-telling and truth-printing; respect for personality and regards for personal rights.”

It seems to me possibly comic to fail to appreciate, with the example of Belgium before our eyes, that the real question which modern peace-loving nations have to face is not how the militaristic or warlike spirit within their own borders will affect these “values,” but how failure on their part to be able to resist the militarism of an unscrupulous neighbour will affect them. Belgium had a very keen sense of the “preciousness of human life” and of “the need for the care of child welfare and the conservation of human resources,” and there was much “concern” by the Belgian “upper classes for the lot of the masses,” great “interest in popular education and appreciation of truth-telling and truth-printing and a high respect for personality and regard for personal rights.” But all these “social values” existed in Belgium only up to the end of July, 1914. Not a vestige of them remained in 1915. To discuss them as regards present-day Belgium is sheer prattle, simply because on August 4, 1914, Belgium had not prepared her military strength so that she could put on her frontiers at least half a million thoroughly armed and trained men of fighting spirit.

In similar fashion the question of the internal reformation of China at this moment is wholly secondary to the question whether any China will remain to be reformed internally. A Chinese gentleman wrote to me the other day that he had formerly been absorbed in plans for bringing China abreast of the modern movement, but that the events of the past year had shown him that what he really ought to be absorbed in was the question whether or not China would be able by military preparation to save itself from the fate of Korea. Korean “social values” now have to be studied exclusively through a Japanese medium.

At this moment the Armenians, who for some centuries have sedulously avoided militarism and war, and have practically applied advanced pacifist principles, are suffering a fate, if possible, worse than that of the Belgians; and they are so suffering precisely and exactly because they have been pacifist whereas their neighbours, the Turks, have not been pacifist but militarists. They haven’t the vestige of us “social value” left, to be “affected” by militarism or by anything else.

In the 13th century Persia had become a highly civilised nation, with a cultivated class of literary men and philosophers, with universities and with great mercantile interests. These literary men and merchants took toward the realities of war much the same attitude that is taken in our own country by gentleman of the stamp of Messrs.. David Starr Jordan and Henry Ford. Unfortunately for these predecessors of the modern pacifists, they were within striking distance of Genghis Khan and his Mongols; and, as of course invariably happens in such a case, when the onrush came, the pacifist theories were worth just about what a tissue paper barrier would amount to against a tidal wave.

Russia at the time was slowly struggling upward toward civilisation. She had become Christian. She was developing industry, and she was struggling toward individual freedom. In other words, she was in halting fashion developing the “social values” of which the foregoing extract speaks. But she had not develop military efficiency; she had not developed efficiency and war. The Mongols overwhelmed her as fire overwhelms stubble. The two centuries the Russians were trodden underfoot by an alien dominion so ruthless, so brutal, that when they finally shook it off, all popular freedom had been lost in the soul of the nation seared by torment and degradation; and to this day the scars remain on the national life and character. The chief difficulties against which Russia has had to struggle in modern times are due ultimately to the one all-essential fact that in the early part of the 13th century she had not developed the warlike strength to enable her to hold her own against the militaristic neighbour. The Russian Jew of today is oppressed by the Russian Christian because that Christians ancestor in the 13th century had not learned efficiency and war.

There are well-meaning people, utterly incapable of learning any lesson taught by history, utterly incapable even of understanding aright what has gone on before their very eyes during the past year or two, who nevertheless wish to turn this country into an occidental China – the kind of China which every intelligent Chinaman of the present-day is seeking to abolish. There are plenty of politicians, by no means as well is well-meaning, who find it to their profit to pander to the desire common to most men to live softly and easily and avoid risk and effort. Timid and lazy men, men absorbed in money-getting, men absorbed in ease and luxury, and all soft and slothful people naturally hail with delight anybody who will give them high sounding names behind which to cloak their unwillingness to run risks or to toil and endure.

Emotional
 philanthropists to whom thinking is a distasteful form of mental exercise enthusiastically champion this attitude. The faults of all these men and women are of highly non-militaristic and un-warlike type; and naturally they feel great satisfaction in condemning misdeeds which are incident to lives that they would themselves be wholly unable to lead without an amount of toil and effort that they are wholly unwilling to undergo. These men and women are delighted to pass resolutions in favour of anything with a lofty name, provided always that no demand is ever made upon them to pay with their bodies to even the smallest degree in order to give effect to these lofty sentiments. It is questionable whether in the long run they do not form a less desirable national type that is formed by the men who were guilty of the downright inequities of life; for the latter at least have in them elements of strength which, if guided right could be used to good purpose. 

Now, it is probably hopeless ever to convince the majority of these men except by actual disaster that the course they follow is not merely wicked, because of its subordination of duty to ease, but from their own standpoint utterly short-sighted – as the fate of the Armenians and the Chinese of the present-day shows. But I believe that the bulk of our people are willing to follow duty, even though it be rather unpleasant and rather hard, if it can be made clearly evident to them; and, moreover, I believe that they are capable of looking ahead, and of considering the ultimate interests of themselves and their children, if only they had can be waked up to vital national needs. The members of the sociological societies and kindred organisations, and philanthropists, and clergyman, and educators, and all other leading men, should pride themselves on furnishing leadership in the right direction to these men and women who wish to do what is right.

The first thing to do is to make these citizens understand that war and militarism are terms whose values depend wholly upon the sense in which they are used. The second thing is to make them understand that there is a real analogy between the use of force in international and the use of force in intra-national or civil matters; although of course this analogy must not be pushed too far.

In the first place, we are dealing with matter of definition. A war can be defined as violence between nations, as a use of force between nations. It is analogous to violence between individuals within a nation – using violence in a large sense is equivalent to the use of force. When this fact is clearly grasped, the average citizen will be spared the mental confusion he now suffers because he thinks of war as in itself wrong. War, like peace, is properly a means to an end – righteousness. Neither war nor peace is in itself righteous, and neither should be treated as of itself the end to be aimed at. Righteousness is the end.

Righteousness
 when triumphant brings peace; but peace may not be righteous. Whether war is right or wrong depends purely on the purpose for which, and the spirit in which, it is waged. Here the analogy with what takes place in civil life is perfect. The exertion of force or violence by which one man masters another may be illustrated by the case of a black-hander who kidnaps a child, knocking down the nurse or guardian; and it may also be illustrated by the case of the guardian who by violence withstands and thwarts the black-hander in his efforts to kidnap the child, or by the case of the policeman who by force arrests the black-hander or white-slaver or whoever it is and takes his victim away from him. 

There are, of course, persons who believe that all force is immoral, that is always immoral to resist wrongdoing by force. I have never taken much interest in the individuals who profess this kind of twisted morality; and I do not know the extent to which they practically apply it. But if they are right in their theory, then it is wrong for a man to endeavour by force to save his wife or sister or daughter from rape or other abuse, or to save his children from abduction and torture. It is a waste of time to discuss with any man a position of such folly, wickedness, and poltroonery. But unless a man is willing to take this position, he cannot honestly condemn the use of force or violence in war – for the policeman who risks and perhaps loses or takes life in dealing with an anarchist or a white-slaver or black-hander or burglar or highwayman must be justified or condemned on precisely the same principles which require us to do differentiate among wars and to condemn unstintingly certain nations in certain wars and equally without stint to praise other nations in certain other wars.

If the man who objects to war also objects to the use of force in civil life as above outlined, his position is logical, although both absurd and wicked. If the college presidents, politicians, automobile manufacturers, and the like, who during the past year or two have preached pacifism in its most ignoble and degrading form are willing to think out the subject and are both sincere and fairly intelligent, they must necessarily condemn a police force or a posse comitatus just as much as they condemn armies; and they must regard the activities of the sheriff and the constable as being essentially militaristic and therefore to be abolished.

There are small communities with which I’m personally acquainted where general progress has been such as really to permit of this abolition of policeman. In these communities – and I have in mind specifically one in New England and one in the Province of Québec – the constable and sheriff have no duties whatever to perform, so far as crimes or deeds of violence are a concern. The “social values” in these communities are not in any way affected by either the international militarism of the soldier or by the civilian militarism of the policeman, and on the whole good results; although I regret to say that in each of the two communities I have in mind there have been some social developments that are not pleasant.

We ought all of us to endeavour to shape our action with a view to extending so far as possible the area in which such conditions can be made to obtain. But at present the area cannot as a matter of plain fact, be extended to most populous communities, or even to ordinary scantily peopled communities; and to make believe that it can be thus extended is a proof, not of goodness of heart, but of softness of head.

As a matter of practical common sense it is not worthwhile spending much time at this moment on discussing whether we ought to take steps to abolish the police force in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or Montréal, because no police force is needed in a certain Vermont town or a certain Québec village. Such a discussion would not help us in the least toward an appreciation and development of the “social values” of any one of the big cities in question.

Exactly the same principle, only a fortiori, applies as regards war. On the whole, there is a much greater equality of intellectual and moral status among the individuals in a great civilised community than there is between the various nations and peoples on earth. The task of getting all the policemen, all the college professors, all the businessmen and mechanics, and also all the professional crooks, in New York to abandon the reign of force and to live together in harmony without any police force would be undoubtedly very much easier than to secure a similar working agreement among the various peoples of Europe, America, Asia, and Africa.

One
 of the commonest failings of mankind is to try to make amends for failure to perform the duty at hand by grandiloquent talk about something that is afar off. Most of our worthy pacifists friends adopt in this matter the attitude Mrs. Jellyby took towards foreign missions when compared with her own domestic and neighbourhood duties. Instead of meeting together and passing resolutions to affect the whole world, let them deal with a much easier task of regulating their own localities. When we have discovered a method by which right living may be spread so universally in Chicago and New York that the two cities can with safety abolish their police force, then, and not till then, it will be worthwhile to talk about “the abolition of war.” Until that time the discussion will not possess even academic value.

The really essential things for men to remember, therefore, in connection with war are, first, that neither war nor peace is immoral in itself, and, secondly, that in order to preserve the “social values” which were enumerated in the quotation with which I began this chapter it is absolutely essential to prevent the dominance in our country of one form of militarism which is surely and completely fatal – that is, the military dominion of an alien enemy.

It is utterly impossible to appreciate social values at all or to discriminate between what is socially good and socially bad unless we appreciate the utterly different social values of different wars. The Greeks who triumphed at Marathon on in Salamis did a work without which the world would have been deprived of the social value of Plato and Aristotle, of Aeschylus, Herodotus, and Thucydides. The civilisation of Europe, America, and Australia exists today at all only because of the victories of civilised man over the enemies of civilisation, because of victory stretching through centuries from the days of Miltiades and Themistocles to those of Charles Martel in the eighth century and those of John Sobieski in the 17th century. During the thousand years that included the careers of the Frankish soldier and the Polish king, the Christians of Asia and Africa proved unable to wage successful war with the Moslem conquerors; and in consequence Christianity practically vanished from the two continents; and today nobody can find in them any “social values” whatever, in the sense in which we use the words, so far as the sphere of Mohammedan influence and the decaying native Christian churches are concerned.

There are such “social values” today in Europe, America, and Australia only because during those thousand years the Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to do – that is, to beat back the Muslim invader. It is of course worthwhile to sociologists to discuss the effect of this European militarism on “social values,” but only if they first clearly realise and formulate the fact that if the European militarism had not been able to defend itself against and to overcome the militarism of Asian and Africa, there would have been no “social values” of any kind in our world today, and no sociologists to discuss them.

The Sociological Society meets at Washington this year only because the man after whom the city was name was willing to go to war. If he and his associates had not gone to war, there would have been no possibility of discussing “social values” in the United States, for the excellent reason that there would have been no United States. If Lincoln had not been willing to go to war, to appeal to the sword, to introduce militarism on a tremendous scale throughout the United States, the sociologist to listen to this chapter, when it was read to them, if they existed at all, would not be considering the “social values” enumerated above, but this “social values” of slavery and of such governmental and industrial problems as can now be studied in the Central American republics.

It is a curious fact that during the thirty years prior to the Civil War the men who in the Northern and especially Northeastern States gradually grew to take most interest in the anti-slavery agitation were almost equally interesting in anti-militaristic and peace movements. Even a causal glance at the poems of Longfellow and Whittier will show this. They were strong against slavery and they were strong against war. They did not take the trouble to think out the truth, which was that in actual fact slavery could be abolished only by war; and when the time came they had to choose between, on the one hand, the “social values” of freedom and of union and, on the other hand, the “social value” of peace, for peace proved incompatible with freedom and union. Being men fit to live in a free country, they of course chose freedom and union rather than peace. I say men; of course I mean women also. I am speaking of Julia Ward Howe and Harriet Beecher Stowe just exactly as I am speaking of Longfellow and Lowell and Whittier.

Now, during the thirty years preceding the Civil War these men and women often debated and occasionally in verse of prose wrote about the effect of war on what we now call “social values.” I think that academically they were a unit in saying that this effect was bad; but when the real crisis came, when they were faced by the actual event, they realised that this academic discussion as to the effect of war on “social values” was of no consequence whatever. They did not want war. Nobody wants war who has any sense. But when they moved out of a world of dreams into a world of reality they realised that now, as always in the past has been the case, and as undoubtedly will be the case for a long time in the future, war may be the only alternative to losing, not merely certain “social values,” but the national life which means the sum of all “social values.” They realised that as the world is now it is a wicked thing to use might against right, and an unspeakably silly, and therefore in the long run also a wicked thing, to chatter about right without preparing to put might back of right. They abhorred a wanton or an unjust war and condemned those responsible for it as they ought always to be condemned; and, on the other hand, they realised that righteous war for a lofty ideal may and often does offer the only path by which it is possible to move upward and onward.

There are unquestionably real national dangers connected even with a successful war for righteousness; but equally without question there are real national dangers connected even with times of righteous peace. There are dangers attendant on every course, dangers to be fought against in every kind of life, whether of an individual or of a nation. But it is not merely danger, it is death, the death of the soul even more than the death of the body, which surely awaits the nation that does not both cultivate the lofty morality which will forbid it to do wrong to others, and at the same time spiritually, intellectually, and physically prepare itself, by the development of stern and high qualities of the soul and the will no less than in the things material, to defend by its own strength its own existence; and, as I at least hope some time will be the case, also to fit itself to defend other nations that are weak and wronged, when in helpless misery they are ground beneath the feet of the successful militarism which serves evil. At present, in this world and for the immediate future, it is certain that the only way successfully to oppose the might which is the servant of wrong is by means of the might which is the servant of right.

Nothing is gained by debate on non-debatable subjects. No intelligent man desires war. But neither can any intelligent man who was willing to think fail to realise that we live in a great and free country only because our forefathers were willing to wage rule war rather than accept peace that spells destruction. No nation can permanently retain any “social values” worth having unless it develops the warlike strength necessary for its own 
defence.

The
 Sociological Imagination of sociologists have allowed what through the gates to normalise misogyny and terror-genocide within once peaceful societies? Your failure to listen is the cause of the bloody piles in our streets and broken women subject to Mans tyranny - The 'good' as Theodore Roosevelt rightly determined doing evil.

Humanity
 have not learnt its lesson - how many times does the same mistake have to be made?

“The outstanding feature of the opening phase of the Middle East (WWII) was the unreadiness of both sides to undertake operations. This dangerous state of affairs had been forced on the British Service authorities by Government policy, which resulted in the first instance from general public apathy towards defence, and secondly from the attempt to appease the imperialistically minded dictators by weakly acquiescing in the early acts of aggression.

The lessons here are:

(a) That once Service strengths have been allowed to run down they cannot be restored quickly.

(b) That the restoration of Service strengths requires much more than giving them the necessary manpower; it requires an immense and sustained effort involving every aspect of national life.

(c) That peace cannot be brought by appeasement; that it is far better in the long run to challenge at an early stage rather than allow an aggressor to go on from strength to strength until the inevitable war begins with the defender at a dangerous disadvantage.

If you make the deductions from your intelligence reports fit your preconceived notions about what the enemy is or ought to be doing, you are almost bound to be surprised.”

MIDDLE EAST 1939-43, DIRECTORATE OF MILITARY TRAINING, Military Board Army Headquarters, Melbourne, 31/8/1959

‘preconceived notions-invalid dangerous assumptions’='moderate', 'peaceful and law abiding' refugee adherents or otherwise of a genocide construct crossing your borders first, second, third generations do not represent an increasing terror risk to Other cultures and will not inform burning buildings, broken bodies and lives this culture systematically informs, with bloodied bodies already in your own streets.


Is it any wonder  the "Outplayed: Regaining Strategic Initiative in the Gray Zone" report sponsored by the Army Capabilities Integration Center in Coordination with Joint Staff J-39/Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment Branch reveals the reality which has led inexorably to WWI. WWII, "profound and paralyzing risk-confusion" regards enemy cultures utilising "combinations of influence, intimidation, coercion, and aggression. At the same time,.. exploiting, free-riding on, or are propelled by the generalized erosion or outright failure of traditional political authority." the same elite philosophy driven policy of appeasement of enemy cultures, determining well constructed argument under a Western rationale model will surely convince internal cultures tearing societies apart and external cultures battering Western democratic walls to accept the obvious benefits of the Western Worldview.

It is demanded of Western citizens to simply 'grow' with Muslim derived systemic terror-genocide in a "confident manner". Politicians and the intellectual elite redefining terror as a generic crime not the inter-cultural war it is and always has been.


 "We have to grow with the threat, and we have to do it in a confident manner,” Professor Siracusa said. (Human Security and International Diplomacy)
Two Sydney schools in lockdown as police unions call for support against extremists SBS 20 OCT 2015

“We
 cannot eliminate entirely the risk of terrorism any more than we can eliminate the risk of any serious crime." Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull tells parliament 'ISIL is in a fundamentally weak position' 9 NEWS November 24, 2015

"The message of Muslims for Progressive Values [MPV] is that all people are equal regardless of race, gender, faith or sexual orientation."
Young Australian Muslims share progressive values
Michael Gorey,  CT, FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Research clearly shows 'all people are not equal regardless of race, gender, faith or sexual orientation.'. Some cultures, people inform tragic consequences for humanity, believing otherwise is dangerous delusion.

"The use of force and violence is more commonplace and prevalent in some families, communities, religions, cultural/ethnic groups and societies based on the views and values about adult prerogatives with children espoused. They may also be based upon the sociopathy of the perpetrators." Treatment of Complex Trauma Courtois/Ford @2016

"Culture
, of course, is related to violence in general and not only to structural violence. For example, culture influences the determination of "thresholds" which pressure on a person must overcome in order to move that person from being controllable, or even positive, to being negative (that is, into violence)." The Culture of Violence, Chp 3. On the relationship between violence and culture - Galtung's concept 

The
 existence of 'progressives' individuals of 'conscience and sense of responsibility' adherents of a cultural codex containing a terror-genocide construct of Other lasts how long and is in the end of what consequence when inevitably the space Other cultures provide to express such sentiments diminishes as the cultures altruistic enforcers justified and authorised by their cultural codex and exemplar behavior increasingly enforce the cultures-actual political/social worldview?

No
 merriness here: mosque puts fatwa on Christmas, smh, Natalie O'Brien, DECEMBER 23 2012

"The group (Islamic Party of Australia Hizb-ut Tahrir), which reportedly described last week the slaying of the magazine staff by Parisian terrorists as a "cure".."
Hizb ut-Tahrir holding public meeting in Lakemba over Charlie Hebdo by Natalie O’Brien smh, January 18, 2015

"Communities
 tend to be guided less than individuals by conscience and a sense of responsibility. How much misery does this fact cause mankind! It is the source of wars and every kind of oppression, which fill the earth with pain, sighs and bitterness." (Albert Einstein, 1934)

Keep Indonesia Secular, Yudhoyono Urges - The Jakarta Globe May, 2014

"Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had backed plans for the protest, drew tens of thousands of people.

The accusation of blasphemy against Jakarta Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese and minority Christian who is an ally of Jokowi"

Indonesian President Cancels Trip Abroad After Deadly Protest, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, NOV. 5, 
2016


As Shariah Experiment Becomes a Model, Indonesia’s Secular Face Slips, NTY, By JON EMONT, JAN. 12, 2017

What
 in reality does the religious ideology now and in time, to which these Muslim 'progressives'  adhere to, deliver and be delivered from these all so 'progressive' described adherents of the Islamic/Muslim codex to humanity?

"The family have lived in White City since they fled the civil war in Sudan in 1993. Elsheikh’s parents were communists and liberal Muslims, described as “progressive” by their friends."
My Son The ISIS Executioner, BuzzFeedNews, Jane Bradley, May 24, 
2016

4 bloggers
 killed in Bangladesh in 2015 and the rest…

“Although religious hostilities affect countries throughout the world experience, Muslim-majority countries consistently have higher levels of a range of religious hostilities than other countries and by wide margins. For instance, Muslim-majority countries are more than three times more likely than other countries to have religion-related war, terror or sectarian violence, ...”
Pew Research 2012

"Saudi Arabia has stepped up arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of peaceful dissident writers and human rights advocates in 2017"
Saudi Arabia: Intensified Repression of Writers, Activists, Human Rights Watch, Monday, February 6, 
2017

And the inevitable counter terror and increased violence as a conflict resolution societal punishment method as cultural gatekeepers inaction proves terror, extreme violence works.

Man Who Set Fire to Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Mosque Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
Associated Press, 2-7-2017

Utilising
 so called Muslim 'progressive' facade reflecting back Western civilisations own ethics-beliefs social/political method from one extreme end of the Muslim behavoral variance to assure citizens there is nothing to fear, which in no way represents core Islamic/Muslim beliefs existent in Islamic/Muslim codex nor exemplary behavior, as well as the resultant Islamic/Muslim behavoral variance systematically informing terror-genocide and tragic misogynistic outcomes for women, is totally and dangerously dishonest. Doing so, demands of Western citizens respond to each new inevitable bloody pile and tragic misogynistic outcome as disconnected from a 'progressive' Muslim/Islamic identity therefore having no connection to the 'real' Islamic/Muslim ethics-beliefs, nor have citizens determine the involvement of such 'progressives' by their adherence and support of such a culture enables anything but 'progressive' 'peaceful and law abiding' actions emanating from the very same Muslim families, communities, and institutions to which they are connected, and enable to continue to exist. Muslim terrorists walking from self-determined 'progressive' 'peaceful and law abiding' families, and therefore are a threat not a benefit not benign.

Please Explain: Nazi (Hitler-Mein Kampf) & Muslim (Mohammed-Quran) Cultural Codex Construct of Other. Why is it One Is and One Is-Not When both = "I don't mean participated, I mean observed."?

“To make one exception means to make them all.” - Clothing such as the Muslim headscarf, hijab, burqa... is a political cultural statement and informs adherence and respect for the ideological constructs attached to it which hold tragic consequences for women.

Mothers the Creators of Cultural Terror. Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. Hosea Ballou


"What is worth noting in this observation, however, is that the more complex an A.I.s deep learning system is, the more aggressive it becomes. The researchers noted that, since the process of shooting requires complex strategies, smarter A.I.'s tend to be more aggressive and shoot its competition earlier and more frequently to get ahead of the game regardless of the apple supply"
Survival Of The Fittest AI: Google DeepMind Reveals AIs Choose Aggression Or Cooperation In Social Dilemmas, Luan Chan Tech Times, 12 February 2017