Saturday, May 27, 2017

You're Killing Me Marvin!

Yet again, Peep has ferreted out an article here, about how we should feel pity for the people who oppress others, and that they are really wounded souls that need to be coddled until they find their way home. Spiritually is my guess. He offers up the fact that many oppressors commit suicide as evidence that there is that last spark of humanity inside and that they realize they have lost touch with it and can not bear to live on knowing what bastards they are, and how bastardly  they have treated their families. Twenty bucks says this guy never spent 10 minutes around a Cluster-B and if he did no one offed themselves in front of them. Peep left a comment there that draws it to a salient conclusion telling us what we already know. Oppressors don't give a shit about us. My mother was the main dealer of misery in our house and we all just let her. My father's suicide left us all to scatter to the four winds..On some level he knew he was transferring his excess dysfunction on to the next generation. As did she. And neither of them gave a shit. In fact my father went out of his way so I could be there when he did it. My mother would have devoured this guy whole. And used his rib bones to pick her teeth. People need to stop asking the wrong question. In stead of asking why these atrocities happen, they should be asking why don't they happen more often. Most crazy people I have met only check their behavior if they think they are being watched.


Can we just call it what it is? And what it is is crazy. We will never understand why they do what they do. I am going to recycle some words my sister wrote to me that really sums it up. At least it works well as a map into the labyrinth of my parents minds.
What she wrote me was this.

 "I think they proved to the world they were wrong, it isn't just us seeing it.  Everyone who ever knew them
knows they were fucked up.  Maybe not the extent of it, but people aren't as dumb as they thought.
Pretty much for the world, any of the things they did tells the world they'd screwed up. Killing yourself
or other people, going on trial for killing people, disowning your own children over nothing, neglecting children, hating your own children, not having a funeral, or memorial because you're too stubborn, talking about your children like their dogs. Seriously, just running your own kids down to everyone is enough for most people to back away and go whoa, that's freaky". 

At my age it really doesn't make a shits worth of difference. She was crazy and then made him crazy too. He smothered her , she smothered him. I wish they had smothered their kids and been done with it. Or how  about only a crazy person picks such a horrific way to end it and then drags their son into the fray. Good riddance to them both. My ex think she really took us to the cleaners. Like she got the cherry off the shitty life we had growing up. This was just more of what we dealt with all our lives. We saw this coming from way off. You say tomato. I say tomahto. They are both dead and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. I only re-hash this shit so when my mind enters the lions cage I have a chair and a whip to fight it back.  And maybe, just maybe, someone will read this and learn something about man's inhumanity to man. And if not that. They might know they are not alone. There are families out there that get pretty fucked up by just one or two crazy members. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Slow, but sure moves the might of the gods





The Millstones of justice turn slow, but grind exceedingly fine.
And I say this to you; despicable, thieving,  and treacherous sociopath narcissists.  You with all the qualities of a dog except for loyalty!















Thursday, April 13, 2017

It Ain't a Black thing!

This pastor is going to the slammer, and you can almost feel the hypocrisy in his message.
Kenneth Adkins will only be preaching to inmates for a while after he was convicted on Monday on eight charges, including five counts of child molestation. According to News4Jax, the jury deliberated for less than an hour before declaring Adkins guilty of molesting a 15-year-old boy at his church seven years ago.
This pastor is going to the slammer, and you can almost feel the hypocrisy in his message



This is Pastor Kenneth Adkins.
He says gay people deserve to be slaughtered. He has been prosecuted for 8 charges of child molestation.pic.twitter.com/CcWzkFAGjq
Atkins made a name for himself after the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando when he bashed the LGBT community in a string of tweets. He wrote, “I know y’all want some special attention…y’all are sinners who need Jesus. This was an attack on America.” In another tweet, the pastor wrote that homosexuals “got what they deserve.” Since then, he has set his tweets so that they cannot be seen but his Twitter bio claims that he is “one of the most respected black conservative voices in America.”
SavannahNow reported, “Atkins showed no emotion as the jury provided the verdict,” and that though he has been married four times and fathered 10 children, no family was present. His attorney said that he will file appeals and that he believes the state “deliberately withheld pertinent evidence.” He also said that he was stunned by how quickly the verdict was returned.







Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"My Brother was Eaten by Wolves on the Connecticut Turnpike."

Welcome to the Hotel Barbarian!
You can check out any time you like.
But you can never leave. 



"Hotel rooms are just naturally creepy places, don't you think? I mean, how many people have slept in that bed before you? How many of them were sick? How many were losing their minds?"
My father told me that my mother got knocked up a couple of years before I was born and then had a miscarriage and if not for that I would have not been born. Thanks for the nothing you guzzler of strawberry douche! This whole post is a Stephen King knock off. Just so you know! And the "brother eaten by wolves" is written on the wall of the room he stays in until the room eats him instead.  

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Do liars actually believe the Bullshit they spew?

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  Growing up in Texas there was an old saying that "so and so" would rather climb a tall tree and tell a lie than to stand on the ground and tell the truth. That statement was never truer than used to describe the partners in crime that would be my mother and my first wife. I don't think I saw a kernel of truth issued from the mouths of either of them. I would give my low hanging fruit to hear them yammering to each other like the witches in Mac Beth in what would essentially be a contest of lies that would be unparalleled out side of politics and a convention of used car salesmen. I take that back. 10 seconds of their bullshit would make me seize like a rusty chain saw so I best leave that out. One question I have above all others is if the people who tell these whoppers actually believe them. I have had my mother look me square in the eye and deny that she ever committed a single criminal act in her life and told me my well documented accounts of her trial for first degree murder was something I dreamed up from all the brain damage I accrued while smoking pot as a teenager. Don't even get me started on my ex. My head might explode like that guy on the movie "scanners"

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 When my ex and my mother joined forces they became the two bodied beast with one head goon from the black lagoon! 
I would watch my ex walk into another guys apartment and then have her tell me I had her mistaken with someone else. When I die I am going to have a two word epitaph..............PROVE IT!

So lets see what the wiki page has to say. 

That's gotta be true.

Pathological lying (also called pseudologia fantastica and mythomania) is a behavior of habitual or compulsive lying. It was first described in the medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbrueck. Although it is a controversial topic, pathological lying has been defined as "falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime" The individual may be aware they are lying, or may believe they are telling the truth. Sometimes however, the individual may be lying to make their life seem more exciting when in reality they believe their life is unpleasant or boring.
Defining characteristics of pathological lying include:
The stories told are usually dazzling or fantastical, but never breach the limits of plausibility, which is key to the pathological liar's tactic. The tales are not a manifestation of delusion or some broader type of psychosis—on confrontation, the teller can admit they are untrue, even if unwillingly.
The fabricative tendency is chronic. It is not provoked by the immediate situation or social pressure so much as it is an innate trait of the personality. There is some element of dyscontrol present.
A definitely internal, not an external, motive for the behavior can be discerned clinically: e.g., long-lasting extortion or habitual spousal battery might cause a person to lie repeatedly, without the lying being a pathological symptom.
The stories told tend toward presenting the liar favorably. The liar "decorates their own person" by telling stories that present them as the hero or the victim. For example, the person might be presented as being fantastically brave, as knowing or being related to many famous people, or as having great power, position, or wealth.Pathological lying may also present as false memory syndrome, where the sufferer genuinely believes that fictitious (imagined) events have taken place. Sufferers may believe they have accomplished superhuman feats or awe-inspiring acts of altruism and love—or have committed equally grandiose acts of diabolical evil, for which they must atone or already have atoned in their fantasies.
Some psychiatrists distinguish compulsive from pathological lying, while others consider them equivalent; yet others deny the existence of compulsive lying altogether; this remains an area of considerable controversy.
Diagnosing pathological lying can be difficult. Psychologists are trained to understand the issues this diagnosis presents as a disorder. It is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, third edition. It is a stand-alone disorder as well as a symptom of other disorders such as psychopathy and antisocial narcissistic, and histrionic personality disorders, but people who are pathological liars may not possess characteristics of the other disorders.  Excessive lying is a common symptom of several mental disorders.
It has been shown through ;ie detector tests  that PF (pseudologia fantastica) patients exhibit arousal, stress, and guilt from their deception. This is different from psychopaths, who experience none of those reactions. People affected by antisocial disorder lie for external personal profit in the forms of money, sex, and power. PF is strictly internal. The difference between borderline personality disorder and PF is that BPD patients desperately try to cope with their feeling of abandonment, mistreatment, or rejection by making empty threats of suicide or false accusations of abandonment. Pathological liars do not feel rejected, they have high levels of self-assurance that help them lie successfully. Unlike those with histrionic personality, pathological liars are more verbally dramatic than sexually flamboyant. Narcissists think they have achieved perfection and are unempathetic to others. PF patients do not show these anti-social behaviors, they often lie because they think their life is not interesting enough. The only diagnosis in our current system where purposeless, internally motivated deception is listed is axis I factitious disorder. This diagnosis deals with people who lie about having physical or psychological disorders. People with PF tend to lie about their identities and past history. "Other specified disorder of adult personality and behavior" as this defines itself as "This category should be used for coding any specified disorder of adult personality and behavior that cannot be classified under any one of the preceding headings". Here the specified disorder is the lying for psychological reasons (not material ones e.g. money etc.) and the behavior would also need to meet the necessary conditions to be viewed as a psychiatric illness.
Lying is the act of both knowingly and intentionally or willfully making a false statement. Most people do so out of fear. Normal lies are defensive, and are told to avoid the consequences of truth telling. They are often white lies that spare another's feelings, reflect a pro-social attitude, and make civilized human contact possible. Pathological lying is considered a mental illness, because it takes over rational judgment and progresses into the fantasy world and back. Pathological lying can be described as a habituation of lying. It is when an individual consistently lies for no personal gain. The lies are commonly transparent and often seem rather pointless.
There are many consequences of being a pathological liar. Due to lack of trust, most pathological liars' relationships and friendships fail. If the disease continues to progress, lying could become so severe as to cause legal problems, including, but not limited to, fraud.
Psychotherapy appears to be one of the only methods to treat a person suffering from pathological lying. No research has been performed regarding the use of pharmaceutical medication to treat pathological liars. Some research suggests that certain people may have a "predisposition to lying". A study showed that pathological liars had increased white matter volumes in the orbito frontal inferior frontal, and middle frontal cortices compared to control groups. There is a counter-argument saying long-term training may cause regional increase in white matter volume, and the repeated activation may cause permanent changes in brain chemistry. It could be either a genetic condition, or an environmentally induced one. Further research is needed on this subject to determine the cause.
Pathological lying is a complex phenomenon, differing from other mental illnesses. It has many life-changing consequences for those who must live with the illness. Currently, there is not enough research in the area of pathological lying to guarantee a cure.


But you can't lie to your god and you can't lie to your soul. So you know what this means donchew?
Get ready to meet this guy if you are an unrepentant liar!

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Trumps Voters Want Their Money Back!


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So you voted for Donald Trump. Now that he’s in office, you’ve realized he’s more or less the incoherent traitorous psychopath that his detractors tried to warn you about. It’s big of you to acknowledge that you got it wrong, that you wish you hadn’t voted for him, that you wish he hadn’t won. But it’s not enough. You’ve got to do more. Here’s the problem with simply changing your mind about Trump this late in the game: everything that’s now blindingly apparent of him was at least fairly apparent when you voted for him. You’re concerned now that he appears to have conspired with Russia to illegally tilt the election in his favor? He had to get rid of his  chairman Paul Manafort during the election after it was discovered that he’d been taking millions of dollars in payments from the Kremlin. Trump and his team have Russian traitors all along.
You’re angry now that Trump's using his office to funnel money to himself and his kids and his old friends? His nonprofit Trump Foundation was busted by the State of New York for being a phony scam during the election. His fake Trump University was busted as well. The guy’s been a financial criminal his entire life – or did you think he’s declared bankruptcy six different times just out of happenstance?
You’re concerned now that Trump has surrounded himself with nothing but buffoons in the White House? His most visible White House staffers, Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway, were also visible buffoons during the campaign. And they arguably weren’t even the worst campaign people Trump had. His first campaign manager Corey Lewandowski assaulted a reporter during the campaign. His third campaign boss Steve Bannon (who came after the Russian traitor was fired) has a history of allegedly beating his wife. His campaign spokesperson before Conway was Katrina Pierson, who was arrested for shoplifting. Trump was just as surrounded by garbage when you voted for him as he is now. Even a cursory look at his personal history reveals that he’s surrounded himself with nothing but garbage his entire life. If you weren’t fully aware of all of the above about Donald Trump during the campaign, it’s only because you weren’t paying attention. And if you were that far detached from the biggest story lines of the most important election of your lifetime, you shouldn’t have voted in it. This is not to condemn you. It’s simply to point out that, after having been reckless in voting a monster into the White House, you have a moral and social responsibility to do something to fix it. And it’s not enough to simply say “I regret having voted for him.” It takes a lot to admit something like that. But it doesn’t help anyone who’s being negatively affected by Trump’s catastrophic reign, which has done more damage to America in six weeks than even a criminal like Nixon did in six years. So do something now to atone for it. Talk to your like-minded friends who also voted for him, and get them to come out publicly against him as well. Drive his approval rating below thirty percent, and he’ll probably resign or be impeached. Change enough minds and you’ll have helped to oust him. Start changing minds now, before the guy you voted for gets us all nuked. Contribute to Palmer Report
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hurt


Fucking and Punching.

Twice the chaos with none of that pesky compassion for the kids!


I killed myself today
For second life replay
I killed myself today

I had too many lives
I did it to survive
So I killed myself today

But somehow I'm not dead
I'm still inside a head
To testify what's real
When truth is to believe

I killed myself today
For second life replay
Yeah, I killed myself today

I killed myself today
(I killed myself today)
For legendary fame
(For legendary fame)
I blew myself away

I did it in a crowd
(Killed myself today)
The echo was about
(For second life replay)
The old familiar shame

But somewhere I'll survive
To make you feel alive
So you could all reload
Your dreams and all your hopes

I killed myself today
(I killed myself today)
For second life replay
(For second life replay)
Yeah, I had to leave this game

But I'll return tomorrow
Alive to learn again

Alive to learn tomorrow
Alive to learn again

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pixelated

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   Is addiction caused by drugs alone? Or do chronic stress and trauma in childhood play the determining factor in predicting who will lose control once they start using drugs?
As our society still tries to deal with the consequences of 9/11 a full fifteen years after the attacks, the continuing role of childhood trauma in addiction gains increasing scientific traction. Early life experience programs the brain and body for the environment it encounters: a calm, nurturing upbringing will orient a child to thrive in most conditions, while a stressful, barren one will predispose it to conditions of scarcity, anxiety and chaos. Not all stress is bad, however. Learning requires some stress, and coping with intermittent, mild doses builds the system up, like a muscle. Stress crosses into the hazard zone of trauma only when it comes in "doses" that are too large or too unpredictable or too sustained over which the person has little or no control. Paradoxically, early neglect—an absence of parenting—can be as traumatic as overt abuse.
  One study of children who attended the 10 middle and high schools closest to ground zero where the Twin Towers stood found that the greater the number of trauma-inducing factors they experienced, the more likely the kids were to increase their use of alcohol and other drugs. These factors included knowing someone who died, being personally in fear for your life or that of your loved ones during the attacks and how close their school was to the towers. Compared to those with no exposure factors, teens with one were five times more likely to increase alcohol and other drug use and those with three or more factors were a stunning 19 times more likely to increase their alcohol or drug use. The youth who increased their use had more difficulty with their schoolwork, lower grades and more behavior problems, suggesting that they weren’t just using drugs but had developed drug abuse or even potential dependence.
This research confirms a whole body of literature showing that the more stressful your childhood experiences—and the more different your types of stress—the greater your odds of later life addiction. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, which includes some 17,000 participants in California’s Kaiser Permanente insurance program, found multiple, dose-dependent relationships between severe childhood stress and all types of addictions, including overeating. Adverse childhood experiences measured included emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, having a mentally ill or addicted parent, losing a parent to death or divorce, living in a house with domestic violence and having an incarcerated parent.
Compared to a child with no ACEs, one with six or more is nearly three times more likely to be a smoker as an adult. A child with four or more is five times more likely to become an alcoholic and 60% more likely to become obese. And a boy with four or more ACEs is a whopping 46 times more likely to become an IV drug user later in life than one who has had no severe adverse childhood experiences.
“These are extraordinarily strong relationships,” says Dr. Vincent Felitti, a founder of the ACE study and the former chief of preventive medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. “You read the newspaper and the cancer scare of the week is about something that raises risk by 30%. Here, we’re talking thousands of percentage points.”
The type of adverse experience doesn’t make a large difference in the results, according to Felitti: what seems to matter most is the cumulative effect of multiple types of stress.For example, having been both physically abused and neglected is worse than having been physically abused alone.
One factor does stand out, however. “I would have assumed before we looked at it that probably the most destructive problem would be incest—but interestingly it was not, it was co-equal with the others,” says Felitti. Instead, he notes, “The one with the slight edge, by 15% over the others, was chronic recurrent humiliation, what we termed as emotional abuse,” citing examples like parents calling their children stupid and worthless. (The study did not look at bullying by peers, but other studies have found that such abuse can haver similarly negative health effects.)
Ironically, humiliation is a common theme in addiction treatment, where tough confrontation to “break” addicts remains a frequent practice, despite research showing its ineffectiveness and harmfulness. Some so-called therapeutic-community programs, for example, place people on a “hot seat,” where they are confronted about their personality flaws and other negative qualities, sometimes for hours on end. Other programs force people to wear humiliating signs or even diapers. Sexual humiliation, such as forcing men or teenage boys to wear drag or women pose as prostitutes, is not uncommon. Although mainstream programs like Phoenix House and Daytop have worked to eliminate such degrading practices, they persist in the industry, particularly—and tragically—with adolescents.
Indeed, people traumatized as children can actually be re-traumatized by this form of treatment, exacerbating both post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.
Felitti insists that the best way to treat addiction is with empathy and compassion. “I would argue that the person using [drugs] is not using them to have a problem, they’re using drugs to find a solution,” he says. Although some addicts have no apparent childhood trauma, at least half have suffered at least one form of severe childhood stress and many have experiences multiple exposures. Among people with the most severe addictions, trauma histories are ubiquitous. And emotional sensitivity, which varies widely with genetics, may make experiences that would not be traumatic for most children intensely traumatic for some. Though all addiction is certainly not caused by trauma, it is becoming increasingly clear that it can be a big part of the disorder.
Fortunately, the same key factor that provokes resilience in children coping with chronic stress also spurs recovery in from addiction. That’s social support: whether it comes from a 12-step program like AA, from family members, a loving spouse, friends, other support groups or civic and religious organizations. Safe, familiar people buffer us against stress: the physiology of our stress systems is designed to calm down with a nurturing word or touch from someone we trust. If we want to prevent addiction and promote recovery, we need to love more and stress less.
Maia Szalavitz is a columnist at The Fix. She also is a health reporter at Time magazine online, and co-author, with Bruce Perry, of Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential—and Endangered (Morrow, 2010), and author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids (Riverhead, 2006).

Friday, January 13, 2017

Lie to a Child with a Smiling Face




You can lie to a child with a smilin' face
Tell me that color ain't about race
You can cast the first stones, you can break my bones
But you're never gonna break 
You're never gonna break my faith
Faith and hope ain't yours to give
Truth and liberty are mine to live
You can steal a crown from a king
Break an angels wings
But you're never gonna break 
You're never gonna break my faith

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Anesthesia





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  If we truly explore to find a common thread? At the outset of a century that would constitute the bloodiest in human history. Along with scientific and technological advancements that would literally make us like Gods. Even as we began to dismantle the very meaning of God. They ask, what is a life? Does to live any longer have a how? Does it any longer have a why? Against a backdrop of industrialization, people will contend with alienation, dislocation, population on a mass scale, and murder on a mass scale. They'll consider the constraints of truth. Whether metaphor or paradigm, with many concluding actual truth has never existed. A nexus in the great human saga, when we dared to trade the organizing bliss, of good and evil, right and wrong, as determined by a creator for other opiates: communism, socialism, capitalism, psychology, technology, any learnable system to replace what had begun to evaporate: the 20th century. My own. But also the one into which each of you was born. For many, an era of hope liberation, possibility. For others of abandonment and despair. A most human century in which we begin really to understand that Nietzsche was right: we are beautifully, finally, achingly, alone. In this void, philosophy at its worst becomes self-reflective, linguistic, semantic, relativism having rendered any discussion of right and wrong, good and evil, to be the quaint concerns of another age. At its most provocative, it asks other questions. Those concerned with locating our stranded selves, when meaning seems to have died, nothing less, in short, then 'why do we live at all?' and 'what makes us who we are?' They ask, 'what now?' And we're still asking it. What will fortify us as another century, your century, commences? Do we abandon finally the search for truths that seem ever more elusive, even silly to some? The ethical? The moral? The good? Principles that by definition can never be proved when so much now can be proved? Or is all this finally and forever pointless? Are we done? We can destroy cities, alter the planet irreversibly, speak instantaneously face-to-face from across the globe, create life where there was to be none, even while intoxicating ourselves with it all. And yet, how do we still seek purpose? And where do we hope to find it if we're so busy convincing ourselves there needn't be any? And so we wander, eyes closed to the dark, while technology, science, medicine and godlessness blaze illusions around us, with less to guide us now than ever, seemingly omnipotent, but more human and just as afraid. The crowd is untruth. In an era darkened by the false shade of imperviousness

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bobby Kennedy and the Heart of The Matter



  If I had to sum up my youth and my life with one word I would have to choose the word violent. Violence of man against man, husband against wife, man against himself, and parents against their children. And if I were allowed to ask the collective of mankind one question it would have to be why?  Why does it have to be this way? Why do people who take on the task of parenting a child so willingly,  abdicate these duties just as easily? In what is arguably the most important endeavor any adult will ever be burdened with, people take it on with less caution than they use to cross the street. I can't speak to the violence of man against mankind any more directly than Bobby Kennedy's words after the assassination of Martin Luther King
If I may share them with you, I would like you to read them. And move forward through all the stages of your life with the thought that it really doesn't have to be this way. All the violence that permeated my life was so will full and premeditated that if any one of the actors stopped for one second and thought about where his or her actions would take them there would be many graves that went unfilled, and countless tears that were were not shed, and blood that was not spilled.
Robert F. Kennedy: This is a time of shame and sorrow. It is not a day for politics. I have saved this one opportunity, my only event of today, to speak briefly to you about the mindless menace of violence in America which again stains our land and every one of our lives. It is not the concern of any one race. The victims of the violence are black and white, rich and poor, young and old, famous and unknown. They are, most important of all, human beings whom other human beings loved and needed. No one - no matter where he lives or what he does - can be certain who will suffer from some senseless act of bloodshed. And yet it goes on and on and on in this country of ours. Why? What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr's cause has ever been stilled by an assassin's bullet. No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled, uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of reason. Whenever any American's life is taken by another American unnecessarily - whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of the law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence - whenever we tear at the fabric of the life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded. "Among free men," said Abraham Lincoln, "there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet; and those who take such appeal are sure to lose their cause and pay the costs." Yet we seemingly tolerate a rising level of violence that ignores our common humanity and our claims to civilization alike. We calmly accept newspaper reports of civilian slaughter in far-off lands. We glorify killing on movie and television screens and call it entertainment. We make it easy for men of all shades of sanity to acquire whatever weapons and ammunition they desire. Too often we honor swagger and bluster and wielders of force; too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives on the shattered dreams of others. Some Americans who preach non-violence abroad fail to practice it here at home. Some who accuse others of inciting riots have by their own conduct invited them. Some look for scapegoats, others look for conspiracies, but this much is clear: violence breeds violence, repression brings retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our soul. For there is another kind of violence, slower but just as deadly destructive as the shot or the bomb in the night. This is the violence of institutions; indifference and inaction and slow decay. This is the violence that afflicts the poor, that poisons relations between men because their skin has different colors. This is the slow destruction of a child by hunger, and schools without books and homes without heat in the winter. This is the breaking of a man's spirit by denying him the chance to stand as a father and as a man among other men. And this too afflicts us all. I have not come here to propose a set of specific remedies nor is there a single set. For a broad and adequate outline we know what must be done. When you teach a man to hate and fear his brother, when you teach that he is a lesser man because of his color or his beliefs or the policies he pursues, when you teach that those who differ from you threaten your freedom or your job or your family, then you also learn to confront others not as fellow citizens but as enemies, to be met not with cooperation but with conquest; to be subjugated and mastered. We learn, at the last, to look at our brothers as aliens, men with whom we share a city, but not a community; men bound to us in common dwelling, but not in common effort. We learn to share only a common fear, only a common desire to retreat from each other, only a common impulse to meet disagreement with force. For all this, there are no final answers. Yet we know what we must do. It is to achieve true justice among our fellow citizens. The question is not what programs we should seek to enact. The question is whether we can find in our own midst and in our own hearts that leadership of humane purpose that will recognize the terrible truths of our existence. We must admit the vanity of our false distinctions among men and learn to find our own advancement in the search for the advancement of others. We must admit in ourselves that our own children's future cannot be built on the misfortunes of others. We must recognize that this short life can neither be ennobled or enriched by hatred or revenge. Our lives on this planet are too short and the work to be done too great to let this spirit flourish any longer in our land. Of course we cannot vanquish it with a program, nor with a resolution. But we can perhaps remember, if only for a time, that those who live with us are our brothers, that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek, as do we, nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and in happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can. Surely, this bond of common faith, this bond of common goal, can begin to teach us something. Surely, we can learn, at least, to look at those around us as fellow men, and surely we can begin to work a little harder to bind up the wounds among us and to become in our own hearts brothers and countrymen once again.