How do we change this trend of institutionalized aggression? I agree that the enemy, in the end, is the State. The State, after all, is the only agent that has a vested interest in institutionalized violence and suspicion and aggression. But so we combat that with hatred and rage? No.
We combat it with peace, with love, and with overwhelming charity.
Poland resisted the Soviet Union because they had a culture that valued a healthy work ethic, and charity. The American Revolution was fought by men and women who were thoughtful and charitable (in contrast to the French Revolution, which became soaked and sodden in suspicion and fear). ...Read »