Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Facing Violence

"Once the face of the other is seen, once they become a person, threats of physical violence are far harder."
~ Kester Brewin 

Related:
Richard Dew on "Us" vs. "Them"
Seth Godin on "the Monster's" Shadow

2 comments:

Erin Wilson said...

Errr... what's the context of the quote? I've helped enough women and children who've been victims of abuse and domestic violence to know that (without context), this isn't true.

James Kingsley said...

hey erin - good to hear from you. the full context of the quote can be found at http://www.kesterbrewin.com/2010/07/31/christian-armed-robber-talked-down-by-christian-shop-assistant/

I highlighted the quote with the dehumanizing aspects of war in mind. hopefully the attached "related" articles expand on the idea a bit more as well...