“How could this have happened?” The question naturally arose when we learned about the industrial exterminations of the Holocaust. Unattended to were cumulative remarks and actions inextricable from the momentous orderings of omnipresent forces which seem to guide and manipulate events and people in the name of an obscure “just cause,” examined silently, but always obeyed. 438 more words
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There is innate wiring in us as a species that makes us tend to be content with the passivity of the status quo.
We humans, by nature, seem to relish the comfortable complacency of simply going with the flow around us, blissfully ignoring whatever we – often detrimentally and falsely – don’t believe has any personal and/or direct impact on us and blindly accepting whatever enables us to stay in our nice, neat tiny-world comfort zones. 1,103 more words
Security will be treated under the very simple definition: the resistance of order when faced with change or chaos. A security threat, then, can refer equally to a terrorist attack, foreigners both newly-arrived & long-seated, & public demonstrations; indeed, we are seeing the conflation of these categories all the time in today’s public consciousness & media. 989 more words