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We must urge a national dialogue on better methods of curbing preventable gun violence, and address the need for mental health awareness and access to psychiatric services in this country.
Charles B. Rangel
All over the world, young males and females, schooled in the art of patriarchal thinking, are building an identity on a foundation that sees the will to do violence as the essential way to assert being.
So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates?
Violence - look, we live in a violent world, man. This country was founded on violence. Who's kidding who?
Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it.
Film seems to be a medium designed for betrayal and violence.
Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
To live fixated on the future is to engage in psychological denial. It is a form of psychic violence that prepares us to accept the violence needed to ensure the maintenance of imperialist, future-oriented society.
Covering the civil-rights movement was a mind- and eye-opener for me. Houston was a segregated society, as was Texas as a whole - some of it by law, a lot of it by fear and tradition. But there was no violence where I lived, and if there was hate, it was either concealed from me or I just didn't recognize it.
In general, the mass media tell us that black people are not loving, that our lives are so fraught with violence and aggression that we have no time to love.
Philosophers are people who do violence, but have no army at their disposal, and so subjugate the world by locking it into a system.
Violence is not more efficient than non-violence.
Violence begets violence, and then you get leaders who are violent men. And you don't want that.
I myself am a very nonviolent person and only resort to violence when I absolutely have to.
But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect, and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time.
We are evolving as one species - not only as Americans, Syrians, Russians, Chinese, and jihadists. We cannot attack one without inflicting forms of violence and destruction upon ourselves. This is our new reality.
We're warriors, this culture, and we're very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is.
They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
You just let your lower self go, and then it takes on all these aspects of the society - the city with horns blowing, the people yelling things at each other, and the all-in-all violence and chaos of the city. Put that on stage with music, and that's what this is.
There shouldn't be any violence in hip-hop. You're getting free clothes. Basically, it's free money.
Puppet Papademos is in place, and as Athens caught fire on Sunday night he rather took my breath away - he said violence and destruction have no place in a democratic country.
It's not an anti-sex trip. Like, we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now.
Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow.
American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.
Find something you really love doing and mix it with something you really care about. That's why I've had such longevity as an artist. I really, really care about ending violence against women, and I really, really love playing music. It's super enjoyable!
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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