Promise First Do No Harm

We forget. Nonviolence begins in the arms of nurturing mothers and fathers.

We feel numbed-shock, sadness and rallying pockets of rage as another wave of violence ripples through our collective psyche. Personally, I celebrate our nation’s youth, like the boy in the Emperor’s New Clothes, exposing the hypocrisy of the gun-lobby and implicitly the greed of the military industrial complex, hiding behind flag-waving (pseudo) patriotism that worships killing.

Themes: 
nurturing
touch
parenting
violence
culture

Nipping The Roots Of Violence

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails
And what are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And everything nice… Really?

Themes: 
violence
sexual violence
gender equality

Culture Wars Aganist Women

TWO CULTURAL BRAINS is a synthesis of SSAD Theory that describes the dominant role that PAIN and PLEASURE have in shaping the developing brain. THE FIRST BRAIN in evolution: The sub-cortical emotional-social sexual brain that is shaped primarily by the Matrilineal Cultures (Pleasure); and the SECOND BRAIN in evolution: the neocortical rational symbolic brain that is shaped primarily by the Patrilineal Cultures (Pain) which forms the Gender Equality Equation that exist throughout the World Cultures.

Themes: 
culture
violence

Celebrating Josephh Chilton Pearce

Continuing to focus on the way culture shapes our reality Joe notes: ‘One of the things that culture brings about is the idea that without its guiding filters we would be like beasts in the forest, savage, uncivilized, murderous, etc. The truth of the matter is, culture is what makes us savage, vicious, murderous, war after war after war because of the restrictions and restraints imposed by culture. Both neural scientist James Neal and Alan Shore question: “Will we survive the current situation?” And both Neal and Shore, said “Only if we can produce males capable of nurturing their offspring.” And this sets the stage for a radically different view of the nurturing role of males.

Michael Mendizza

Themes: 
culture
violence
male vulnerability
It is culture that makes us violent
Summary
Transcript

 Ashley Montague, one of our greatest Biologists said girls were far, far more viable and successful survivors than boys.  And we know that’s the truth.  We don’t need to go into all that.  And yet we think we have to, we treat boys much more stringently than we do our girls.  We pamper them, put ribbons on them, but the boys have to get out and, with the assumption that they have to do that to survive saber tooth.   But evolution has created a neural structure and heart connection here not to out-wrestle saber tooth, which is what the great big hulking physique and all this is so terribly rampant today, to out-wrestle saber tooth nature created a neural brain mind heart system by which we can simply outwit saber tooth’s.   But we sacrifice that capacity of using the higher intelligences to survive on behalf of this brute strength idea which makes awfully good soldiers and so on an so forth, but it makes a very poor evolutionary example. 


SEXUAL VIOLENCE: Early Life Experiences and Failed Affectional Bonding.

VIOLENCE AND WOMEN’S HEALTH Science 16 October 2015

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6258/257.full?utm_campaign=email-sci-toc&et_rid=17133896&et_cid=5032

Distressingly, violence on campuses is part of a larger epidemic of sexual violence in the United States, making it a major women's issue.

Tragically, we are again reminded of the Violence against Women and her Children that goes well beyond the U.S. borders.  Sexual violence is a world-wide problem that calls for world-wide solutions.

Themes: 
violence

Congressional Inquiry on primate maternal-infant separation research

NICHD PRIMATE RESEARCH ON MATERNAL-INFANT SEPARATION: A CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY.

A letter from the Congress to Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, dated December 22, 2014, stated:

 “We are writing to express our concern about public reports of what has been described as an ongoing taxpayer-funded project involving psychological experiments on monkeys being conducted at an NIH laboratory in Poolsville, Maryland….

Themes: 
sensory deprivation
violence

Motherless Mothers, Violence & Brain disorders

After fifty years Attachment Theory is no longer a theory. Decades of research confirm; the nature and quality of a human being’s earliest relationships shape the body and the brain for a lifetime.

Themes: 
abuse-neglect
bonding
brain
violence
Male Vulnerability and Violence
Summary
Transcript

Males are aborted much or frequently than females. They suffer more birth defects and psychological challenges. In non-industrialized societies the relationship between the lack of early nurturing of male children and later adult male violence is recognized. Joe describes why males are more vulnerable and how this leads to violence.


Guns, Bonding and Addiction

By some measure violence is down. The sensational home run violence, mass shootings are up, along with the exponential increase of SWAT teams using military armaments and shock-and-awe tactics against living room poker games.

The less bonded we feel to other human beings, nature and the environment the more likely we are to feel defensive and in a completely industrial, virtual, technological society, the quicker we reach for that .38 tucked under the pillow.

Themes: 
bonding
violence

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