Tag Archives: Cold War

Recovering from the Violence Done

By Kathie MM Violence is oozing its way steadily into our daily lives — into our theaters, churches, homes, and schools. It’s happening right here in the US, but also around the world with a little help from Uncle Sam. … Continue reading

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Can they call YOU a terrorist?

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During the Cold War, people–particularly those who called themselves conservatives–often accused individuals they didn’t like of being “dirty Commies.” The Senator Joe McCarthy era was a scary time for socialists, liberals, artists, writers—anyone who intimidated the right wing, or made … Continue reading

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More than graduations and weddings

June is Torture Awareness Month.

It is a good month to put yourself in the shoes of another, particularly somebody who is being tortured. Right now, as you read, in all likelihood somebody is being tortured at the behest of the U.S. government.

Have you ever struggled to catch your breath… Continue reading

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Dehumanizing or demonizing the other (Moral disengagement, part 7)

Dehumanizing or demonizing the other is a particularly common form of moral disengagement, especially during wartime or other types of conflict. Another moral disengagement mechanism described by psychologist Albert Bandura, it refers to portraying your enemy as less than human, as … Continue reading

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