3 Short Reflections
THE POETRY OF NONVIOLENCE
Religion is poetry. But some mistake it for photography, and then proceed to smash all the other pictures.
In war in an age of war the act of ultimate defiance is to make another human being feel wonderful.
TESTOSTERONE, OR ALTERNATIVES TO WAR
Gestures of kindness are semen seeds. Men get busy, it will make you inherently happy and bear you many children.
(Photo: Words of Martin Luther King Jr.)
The Honorable Thing to Do Is Kill Someone: Defeating Men’s Culture of Honor to Overcome the Syrian Catastrophe
“It is time for honor to die, so that the people may live.”
Here’s my latest on the Huffington Post. Please click here to read the full article.
First the bad news: a fracture in the Middle East is looming. There is a fracturing of states along sectarian lines that has been funded and instigated by a variety of men around the Middle East and beyond. There is a radicalization both of dictators and their violence, on one side, (Sisi far worse than Mubarak, and Assad the ophthalmologist committing massive war crimes), and religious extremists on the other, with their crucifixions and intent on destroying states and kingdoms as such. This has made for impossible choices to most innocent Middle Easterners who may retreat into sectarian safe havens that only guarantee more fracturing and violence.
There is a hidden root to this negative spiral, and that root is men’s