Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sex & Violence

Data Formulated and Articulated by DPC

What is within the mental soils and emotional fluids feeding the roots of sex and violence amongst human beings?

Where sex is concerned there are of course mental/emotional/physical/spiritual qualities to be considered. So often the raw biological drives of sex are labeled and judged simply as lust, while the more psychologically developed behavioral adaptations such as the seemingly innocent empathetic drive to want to please another, or to express our attraction to them in myriad ways, of which kisses, caresses and sexual intercourse represent but physical facets of deeper mental-emotional inspirations and drives which may lead to all sorts of artistic expressions of music, poetry, architecture, sculpture, and whole ideological systems of thought and being...

From sex and the need to relate to that which we are driven to sexually, there is also the innate yet complex and mature emotional need to love and be loved, which is to seek understanding and create such through deeper and more complex models of relationship. Within this expression of the sex drive comes along all sorts of mysteries explored and expressed through the totality of human considerations and behaviors. For instance, sexuality when understood through the viewpoint of love is at the heart of our understanding and acceptance of self, which means that sexuality is the foundation of our synthesis of eternal attributes and thus represents a spiritual bridge between our lower and higher selves when joined and expressed through the heart or benevolent opened and receptive feeling center....

Yet, sexuality has a dark-side wherein a human being has a need to be feared, and through that fear will seek to dominate others through violent sex against the free wil of another, such as rape and molestation represent. Murder may even result in some cases due to the shame and pain which may arise in certain pathologies of the wounded human psyche when the shadow expresses itself from beneath the convictions of moral repression and mental-emotional slavery/distortion. Fear will also lead to jealously, and jealousy will create situations wrought in psychological terrorism, spawning arguments and endless fights, and more and more fear and distorted perspectives and projections...

The byproducts of jealousy such as sadness, anger, and escalating fear and insecurity will so often express themselves through some form of vengeance, which is basically a self-righteous stance of exacting egocentric justice hoping to share our pain or relieve our suffering by releasing it/making contact with another (the classic 'love-hate' paradox).

The behavior patterns of jealousy and the reactionary impulsiveness of vengeance both find their origins in 'survival terror,' or the need to possess and control anything and everything perceived as 'necessary' in order to feel relatively safe & secure. Security being wholly relative and thus subjective, survival terror often manifest violent qualities and allows for distorted understandings to achieve its egocentric goals. Though these aspects of sentience may appear far removed from the sexual drive as romanticized by pop-culture enthusiast, they are nonetheless interwoven because it is a fear of losing the comforts and securities of pleasure via: food, water, shelter, touch, sex, territory, understanding, authority; which is seemingly threatening and thus a cause for decisive actions and planning to protect and hence sustain the empire of the individual and collective human identity.

Jealousy and vengeance permeate not only personal relationships, but also the inter-national relationships of countries and their geopolitical/economic interests concerned with control of viable natural resources and lands/seas, and the ever present need to generate more money through the control of humanity & the elemental forces of Nature.

Read: Body Pleasure and the Origins of Violence

Humanity is currently spending $1,200,000,000,000.00+ on military...

See List of countries by military expenditures

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children… This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

Former U.S. President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a speech on April 16, 1953

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (sipri)

European Defence Agency (EDA)

School Of The Americas

Renamed in 2001: Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation - (WHINSEC)

A very informative documentary (called "School of the Americas: At War with Democracy?", by the Center for Defense Information, 1994) describes how a US military training school, the School of the Americas, has trained many of the worst human rights violators and dictators in various Latin American countries.

Countries receiving training include Haiti, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. The school is a military training school originally in Panama, now in Georgia, USA, set up and run by USA.

At the School of the Americas (SOA), portraits of the most successful graduates are hung. Some of the worst dictators and human rights abusers in the developing world have passed through the school's doors, including people like Roberto D'Aubisson from El Salvador and Manuel Noriega of Panama.

Read entire article here: Training Human Rights Violators

Peace Work Magazine

Global Cluster Bomb Ban Approved Over US Objection

More than 100 countries have agreed to ban cluster bombs. The agreement does not include the United States, which boycotted the talks in Dublin. Russia, China, Israel, India and Pakistan also did not take part. But the deal got a boost when the British government ignored US pressure and signed on in a last-minute intervention. Thomas Nash of the Cluster Munition Coalition said the deal is robust.

Thomas Nash: "It's an incredibly strong document&183; It's an incredibly strong document, because it will ban forever all cluster munitions. There's a very strong restrictive definition in here that doesn't allow for any cluster munitions to be ever used again."

Clusters bombs are packed with bomblets that spread out over a large area and often don't explode on first impact. They have been particularly lethal to children who pick them up off the ground, sometimes years down the line. Simon Conway, director of Landmine Action, said the deal would affect tens of thousands of lives.

Simon Conway: "This is massive. This will make a huge difference in the world. We're talking about tens of thousands of people who would otherwise lose their lives or their limbs."

The Bush administration defended its boycott by saying eliminating cluster bombs would endanger US soldiers. Despite its opposition, US officials apparently worked behind the scenes to affect the final language. Anti-cluster-bomb activists say US pressure was likely decisive in ensuring a provision allowing signatories to engage in military operations with non-signatory states.


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