William De Worde
EDITOR, THE TIMES OF ANKH-MORPORK
‘The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret’
Gleam Street, Ankh-Morpork c-mail: WDW@Times.AM
Someone had crossed out the ‘t’ in ‘fret’ and pencilled in an ‘e’ above it.
Can we talk about violence when no physical or biological object is hurt? This would be a case of what is referred to above as truncated violence, but nevertheless highly meaningful. When a person, a group, a nation is displaying the means of physical violence, whether throwing stones around or testing nuclear arms, there may not be violence in the sense that anyone is hit or hurt, but there is nevertheless the threat of physical violence and indirect threat of mental violence that may even be characterized as some type of psychological violence since it constrains human action. Indeed, this is also the intention: the famous balance of power doctrine is based on efforts to obtain precisely this effect.
Galtung, J. (1969). Violence, Peace, and Peace Research. Journal of Peace Research, 6(3), 167–191.
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I’m going to write a paper and get it published in all the journals.
It will be titled “The Slytherin Complex: the Pacification of Civil Agency.”
It will discuss the neurosis developed through media forms, socialisation and political rhetoric that causes civil society to condemn a praxis which can achieve real change as being rooted in behaviour that is intrinsically evil. Which is then normalised by constructing a perception that people who advocate such behaviour are not themselves necessarily evil, but they can overcome their situation by changing the behaviour rather than their purpose.
The point of reference will be the Harry Potter books and the occasional mention that “not all Slytherins are bad, some of them can be loyal too!” Id est, Slytherin behaviour patterns remain bad it is only by submission to other archetypical traits that they can redeem themselves.
And it will be published in all the journals.