Dan Paluska


Greek Riots and Living with each other…
December 20, 2008, 5:16 pm
Filed under: europe | Tags: , ,

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/2008_greek_riots.html

“On the night of Saturday, December 6th, two Special Guards of the Greek police clashed with a small group of young men. The exact details of what took place are still unclear, but it is known that one …”

These are incredible photos. But what do you do about them? How do we really learn to live each other? What are the actions that lie in between “post an internet blog telling everybody to get along” and “tear down the system with fire bombs.”

Where are our Ghandi and MLK’s of today? Who are the smaller local figures who work at this every day?

Where are our problem solvers? We know humans tend towards violence. Is there a large society social system that prevents violence without the implementation of a police state? We did send somebody to the moon. You would think we could figure out how to live with each other.

It seems like if we’re not careful this could be coming home to the us as well. See this article about the possibility of military action in the us:
http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2008/12/15/daily34.html

We have no successful large scale implementations of really free and even government systems. The best examples seem to be the Scandanavian countries but they’re much smaller and more homogenous than the United States. Our job is much more difficult. And the answers are definitely not known already.

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re: your thoughts about how to deal with peace…

here’s a short video of someone acting as a modern gandhi.
http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/7npgy/palestine_girl_stands_up_to_israel_soldier/

very interesting video (and comments, too.)

goes to show how effective it can be for someone to peacefully step up and “use their own brain” rather than act how they have been conditioned to act by their culture at large.

and talk about cajones. wow. that girl is bold.

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