Posts Tagged ‘violence’

Why I Don’t Sleep

22 August 2012

Women and children account for almost 80% of the casualties of conflict and war as well as 80% of the 40 million people in the world who are now refugees from their homes. It is one of the unspoken facts of militarism that women often become the spoils of war, their deaths are considered collateral damage and their bodies are frequently used as battlegrounds and as commodities that can be traded.

From an article written by Lucinda Marshall and published on Sunday, December 18, 2004 by CommonDreams.org

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Some 18,000 children die every day because of hunger and malnutrition and 850 million people go to bed every night with empty stomachs, a “terrible indictment of the world in 2007,” the head of the U.N. food agency said.

As reported in the USA Today online edition of 17 February 2007.

“Children living on the streets in Delhi are often exposed to various forms of abuse and also get embroiled in crime. As per a report ‘Surviving the Streets’ published last year there were 50,000 children on the streets in Delhi and it was found that one of the major threats that street children experienced was abuse.”

Ashok Singh Jha of the Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Trust, an organization working for women’s and children’s welfare. As reported in The Hindu newspaper online edition of 28 June 2012.

Are you sick yet? Or should I find more? How can anyone on this planet get a good night’s sleep if they are aware of the above?

A being should be able to choose what game it wants to play each lifetime.

But someone learned a long long time ago that if you killed someone who didn’t want to die, that being would be more likely to play that game the next time around. In the trillions of years since this has been discovered, only about 2-1/2 percent of the population has been coerced into “liking” this game. About 20 percent more go along with it because they don’t think they have a choice. And the rest of us suffer – or not, if we are very lucky.

The new game is: Deprive the 2-1/2 percent of the 20 percent helping them. That many could still be convinced that there could be another way. And without their help, those left would lose their power. Too many of us know too much now to continue to be fooled.

Some people close to me know that I have not slept well since I was a teenager. Could this be why?

We all need rest because we have bodies to keep healthy. But as soon as you are well-rested, get back up and get busy. And if you can, spend some time working on the solution to this situation. We really need your help.

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Third Party Law: New Model for Understanding Violent Conflicts

4 August 2012
third party law illustration

The “Third Party Law” was developed by L. Ron Hubbard to assist managers to resolve violent disputes.

I have written about this elsewhere in the past. It is definitely worth repeating. Try looking for this mechanism in whatever context is most real to you. You should be able to find it.

The “third party” referred to here would normally be someone who’s pretty crazy. There are some examples in history of hate-mongers creating propaganda campaigns against whole groups to justify genocide. But this tactic can also be used to create violence or war between nations or individuals. Most of those activities, being more covert, are not as well reported in history or the social sciences.

Of course when the “third parties” are running the show you get wholesale denial that this mechanism even exists. But I suggest you look for it. Hubbard says it’s a law; maybe he’s right!