Capitulating to savagery.
One method of venting
A primitive means for
exceeds the bounds of civility.
Two forces clashing
and diminishing each other.
Altering or inhibiting
the functioning of a life form.
Essential for certain
changes in nature and human society.
Part of the vicious
circle that perpetuates retribution and hate.
defense; condemnable when just an exercise of power and
An increasingly more
facile ‘exercise in damaging’ due to aloofness while employing
weapons that murder on a screen.
- Perhaps the price
of peace is pain.
- Perhaps violence
is nature’s way of reorganizing.
- Perhaps you
cannot kill without losing part of yourself.
- Perhaps the
threat of earth’s annihilation has tempered drives for
- Perhaps attempts
to possess, control or seek retribution are preceded by a
commitment to violence.
- Perhaps you are
subject to the whims of the inevitable; perhaps the feisty,
rebel within always rails against this.
- Perhaps all life
is subject to violent activity; perhaps we are alone in
diminishing it and considering viable alternatives.
- Perhaps ideals,
naiveté, complacency and dependency lead to vulnerability
that attracts the unscrupulous, opportunistic predator.
- Perhaps an animal
eating an animal differs from a human who considers rules;
perhaps only ‘man’ must ponder responsibility and morality.
expeditious accommodations during the past millennia have
been more than just survival imperatives; perhaps our
astounding reflective natures have grasped life’s potential
and the absurdity of threats to it; perhaps we now realize
all life has merit and deserves respect; perhaps we ‘know’
there is no such thing as better … only different.
ESSAY ON VIOLENCE by EDWIN
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