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Hate Begets Violence

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:13

Why is humanity living on the edge? What motivates folks to not do the right thing and promote society’s wrongs. What is going on here? Does it take many major stories that have an impact? How many more should we abhor?

Why haven't human beings learned that hate begets violence? It means that haters promote violence, in return. This phrase has been used since at least the 1830s.

Like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter lean on contractors and automation to clean up these platforms, but some still see it as their mission to report nightmarish content.

A plea deal for the mail bomb suspect? Cesar Sayoc, the self-described down-on-his-luck stripper, and enthusiastic @realdonaldTrump supporter is expected to plead guilty in Manhattan to federal explosives and weapons charges which could send him to prison for life https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/nyregion/mail-bomber-cesar-sayoc.htm…

He was caught, according to federal charges, sending mail bombs to high-profile liberal celebrities, Democratic officials and news organizations in what authorities have called acts of domestic terrorism https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/mail-bomb-suspect-cesar-sayoc…

The phrase violence begets violence is a concept described in the Gospel of Matthew, verse 26:52. The passage depicts a disciple identified in the Gospel of John as Saint Peter drawing a sword to defend against the arrest of Jesus but being told to sheath his weapon:
"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence, you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence, you may murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.
So it goes.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The whole world is watching... Violence breeds more violence, right? https://youtu.be/KMM6S0p5hz4 WARNING #AdultContent