Category Archives: The military and war

Thoghts on how the inherrently violent impulse is actually rare in people – the need for ‘prerequisites for violence’

I have always felt that there is a great myth about violence, that people are inherently violent.  By this, I mean that there is a belief that people want to kill or do acts of violence because of some innate need.  Humanity … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “male panic”

There is something which I call the “male panic”.   I believe I have referred to this theme before but I feel like talking about it again as the theme keeps appearing. ‘Male panic’ is one of the strange effects created by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘Munchausen Effect’ and the military – the power and dilemma of illusion

There is something that I call the ‘Munchausen Effect’.  It is something that is seen in the military . . . and for a reason.  It primarily consists of a tendency to create falls views of oneself and ones place … Continue reading

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On how I was insulted by a statement by Hillary Clinton – feminist egocentrism – feminist equality

The other day I heard a quote from Hillary Clinton that infuriated me.  She said: “Women have always been the primary victims of war.  Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat.  Women often have to flee from … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the myth of the two great “superpowers” – myths and illusions of the modern world

I got into an interesting conversation the other day.  Basically, it amounted to this: Think about it!  During the cold war we were told about the two great “superpowers”:  The U.S. and the U.S.S.R.  We were told about their great … Continue reading

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Thoughts on elitism in the military – the ‘military myth’

Some time ago I got in a discussion about the ‘elite’ in the military.  Someone was talking about how they knew someone who is in an ‘elite’ force in the military.  This made me chuckle.  I didn’t say anything but this … Continue reading

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More thoughts on battle trauma – the ‘ego problem’, the question of maturity, and the ‘growth lag’

Here are some more thoughts I had about battle trauma: I have always been under the impression that ego has a lot to do with battle trauma.  By ‘ego’ I mean a sense of self, of a stable self.  Typically, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘living under the shadow of Hitler’ – the horror of the modern world

I have always spoken of how we ‘live under the shadow of Hitler’.  The tragedy and horror of Hitler and the Nazi regime are very apparent.  No one wants to go down that road again nor have anything similar to it … Continue reading

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More thoughts on battle trauma: how there are different forms

Though I am not involved in the treatment of battle trauma (and, therefore, no expert – remember that these are my impressions as a result of my personal inquiry over the years), it seems that there are different forms of this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘purchasing of loyalty’ in international relations

An element of international relations that is seldom spoken of is the act of ‘purchasing loyalty’ from people and governments of the world.  This is far more prevalent and common than one would think.  By ‘purchasing loyalty’ people support you … Continue reading

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