Tag Archives: aggression

The ‘Patriot’ who Must Win No Matter What.

Competitiveness has both positive and negative qualities. Competitiveness is not negative in essence. It is an important natural part of human behaviour and is necessary for progress. But on the negative side, it can be warped into aggression and repugnant … Continue reading

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Socialized into Aggression

Parents, and especially fathers, hold back from hugging and physically showing love to their sons. Underlining this behaviour is a fear of making a sissy of him, and a desire to make him ‘tough’. Boys are also physically punished more … Continue reading

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Difference = Fear = Aggression = Violence

The fantasy of perfect masculinity – symbolized by the ideal soldier – ensures men will fight in wars, seduces them to be and live the fantasy. In a previous post, I wrote about the unemotional soldier*. Now I want to … Continue reading

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Result: Social violence

Research and daily evidence show that nowadays very few men in a developed country are ever required to fight in war. War has changed both in its demands on society, its format and its technology. https://caygin.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/are-we-programmed-for-war/ Despite this, we unthinkingly continue … Continue reading

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