Monday, April 24, 2006

Domination, violence and love

One of the interesting things that comes out of Walter Wink's work on the Powers is a cultural reading of what he calls the Domination system and its myth of redemptive violence. So it's interesting to find also a site whose genesis is in a psychotherapist's wrestling with the issues of global violence.
The notion that links all these trends is Dominance—the belief that ‘might is right’, that bullying is natural, that the use of force and coercion are inevitable and essential ingredients of human life—and that its shadow, subordination and victimization, is also natural and inescapable. The extent to which we continue to live from cultures of domination threatens ecological damage that looks set to compromise human and most other life on the planet. livingfromlove is devoted to unravelling and confronting these beliefs. They have seemed to be a ‘given’, a part of human existence. Might they not be self-serving social constructions that promote and support exploitation and generate damage? Might they not be obsolete? An old paradigm of relating that promises to end all relating?

It may be worth keeping an eye on this site.
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