A KKK rally turned violent in 2016

A rally organized by the KKK turned violent last year after counter-protesters showed up to oppose them. Three people were stabbed during the clash.


Do we live in an inherently violent society? According to FBI statistics, there were nearly 1.2 million violent crimes committed across the United States in the year 2015 alone. Although the crime rate has actually decreased over the years, that number is still staggeringly high. Consider this, too: we have the highest murder rate of any developed country at nearly 5 homicides per 100,000 people. While that may seem like a relatively small number, it is 5 times higher than countries such as Germany, France and Australia. It’s a whopping 10 times higher than Japan. What is the cause of these violent tendencies?

“Fight it Out” Mentality

All too often in our society, disagreements and arguments end in violence. Instead of talking out our problems like reasonable people, we challenge others to “take it outside” in an attempt to settle the issue with violence. Of course, this doesn’t solve anything – it simply causes people to get hurt and grows animosity. When you introduce guns and/or alcohol into the mix, such situations can quickly turn deadly.

Turtles and Veterans Not ExemptDisabled Navy veteran the victim of violence.

After reading a disturbing recent news report out of Florida, it is evident that this violence knows no boundaries. The story involves a disabled Navy veteran named Gary Blough, who encountered a group of young men torturing a turtle near Daytona Beach. They were reportedly picking the animal up and repeatedly slamming it down on its shell. Blough intervened, attempting to help the turtle back in the water. For his troubles, Blough instead became the target of the group’s violence. They quickly turned on Blough, punching and kicking him, leaving the disabled veteran with a severely swollen eye and various other bumps and bruises.

Peaceful Solutions

How can we turn the tide on such abhorrent violence in our society? Some people insist that hiring more police and law enforcement officers would improve things. That may well decrease the rate of violent crime by deterring criminals, but it’s unlikely to solve the underlying problems which cause it. Many peace activists argue that the only road to a peaceful society is through awareness and education. If all someone knows is violence, perhaps they can be shown a better way.

Gandhi demonstrating peaceful solutionsA Season of Nonviolence

In 1998, Arun Manilal Gandhi proposed a “season of nonviolence” in honor to his grandfather Mahatma Gandhi and to Martin Luther King, Jr. This 64-day event commences on January 30, which is the day on which Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. It runs through the anniversary of King’s assassination, on April 4. According to the campaign’s website, “spiritually guided citizen leaders in 900 cities in 67 countries have participated” over the years.

Its focus is to educate people and shed media attention on the philosophy of achieving peace through nonviolent action – a tactic that storied leaders such as Gandhi and MLK Jr. demonstrated can be tremendously successful in effecting change.

Can We Live Nonviolently?

While nonviolence has typically been implemented as a protest strategy, what if we could use the same philosophy to guide our everyday lives? Plenty of people pledge to live nonviolently, but all too often reality intervenes. How can you remain calm, for example, when someone intentionally rear ends your car? What if you witness your child getting bullied? Could you maintain a cool head?

Life is sometimes frustrating, but it is how we respond to adversity that defines us. Ridding ourselves of violent tendencies involves constantly checking our emotions, even in the heat of the moment. It involves making a commitment to peaceful response; using words – not actions – to resolve disputes. Living nonviolently is a challenge, but one that is well worth taking on.

Parting Questions

  • Is our society intrinsically violent?
  • Have you ever been the victim of violence?
  • What can we do promote peaceful solutions?

 

41 comments

  1. William w. George says:

    Our society isn’t violent ,that’s actually an individual issue, people have anger issues and tend to choose to involve other’s in there stupidity and hatred.

    Yes I was suckered punched by a guy 7 years ago ,in a truck stop El Paso TX ,I was driving semi’s at the time I pulled in the night before ,the place was packed so I parked in an weird spot next to some other drivers who also were trying to get some rest , I actually parked in a way most other drivers would have had no problem managing backing around aor driving around, a tanker driver had pulled in the night before and when he got up instead of accessing the situation he panicked he beat on the side of my truck screaming that I neededicated to move my vehicle because he couldn’t back out ,by the time I got my pants on and out of the truck to see what I needed to do to help, a security officer working for the travel center, was in my face telling me I couldn’t park where I was, meanwhile the other driver had got backed out and was pulling out to leave ,he jumped out of his truck came over complaining and whining, I told him, maybe you should learn to drive and he sucker punched me turned ran an got in his truck yelling ” what” like he was some real bad dude ,and ran away like a coward, I just looked up towards heaven shrugged my shoulders and shook my head in disappointmentioned .. note the guy backed out of his spot and pulled up to leave before he sucker punched me proving my point about his need to learn how to drive, after all your mental behavior is a large part of your driving skill..

    To promote a more peaceful, you would need to educate the ignorant, eliminate financial segregation, I. E. Lack of money and living status seperation, other than that ,find the problem people and,make them take zanex or valumes, better yet leaglize marijuana so people can smoke get high an commune with God and get there sh#t together.

    1. JOHN MAHER says:

      DITTO, WELL SAID and TAKEN,WEED WILL CALM the NEED for a VIOLENT DEED !!!

      1. Jen says:

        Weed obliviates the need for a violent deed!

    2. John Owens says:

      What is “financial segregation” and how would you propose it be eliminated?

  2. JOHN MAHER says:

    HOW do you INSPIRE PEACE and HARMONY when WAR,KILLING, MAMING,GENOCIDE is all around YOU,LOOK at YOUR OWN GOVERNMENT at this VERY MOMENT and tell ME WHAT it INSPIREs, LIARs, CHEATERs, PHONIES,BIGOTs, POLITICIANs the LOT .

    1. John Owens says:

      But it’s a LOT better since the Obama administration is out. Now we can start healing.

  3. claimyourpowerblog says:

    All the most ancient systems of knowledge assert that physical existence is created by the mind, which projects the reality the individual then experiences. Perception is a “smoky mirror” — smoky to the degree of the individual’s realization of their role in creating what appears in the mirror, and possibly even the mirror itself.

    I am the Smoky Mirror, because I am looking at myself in all of you, but we don’t recognize each other because of the smoke in-between us. That smoke is the Dream, and the mirror is you, the dreamer. ~ Ruiz, Don Miguel, The Four Agreements

    ~ Excerpt from The Tarot Key: Unlock the Secrets of Your Soul by Aliyah Marr

  4. Ellis says:

    If your religion has at it center the worship of torture and murder of Christ crucified, I call it anti christ, it produces more of the same, and so we have a religious cause and effect tautology

    1. Dark Gray says:

      Interesting comment, Ellis. IMHO, true Christianity has the Resurrection as its heart, not the Crucifixion. The old Pauline theology of Christ as the necessary sacrifice for our sins just doesn’t do it for me, I’m afraid. It’s far better to focus on the message that not even violence and death can still God’s voice.

      Those of us who think of ourselves as Christians (literally, “little Christs”) would to well to note that Jesus did not come roaring back from the grave, spitting fire and ready to kick some Pharisee butt. Rather, he returned to his disciples with messages of love and healing and power, a wonderful example of overcoming the world without violence.

      1. JOHN MAHER says:

        AMEN,AMEN,AMEN, PEACE on EARTH to ALL HUMAN BEINGs

      2. Craig says:

        Nice point and response.

  5. Brother John says:

    The veils that have protected our collective beliefs from reality and truth are parting and an ugly reality is coming into focus. Arguments about whose god is real are just as foolish as those regarding the POTUS and what’s been promoted as “the government”, “elections” and “democracy” decade after decade. Events are unfolding before our eyes that make many topics argued here insignificant and childish.

    Instead of arguing which God is real, which bathroom to use or will Trump make America great again, spend some time on current events and history, using sources other than the Bible. Here are some suggestions for research that will remove some of the blinders that protect us from reality.

    the Deep State

    Dennis Kucinich Deep State

    foreign troops in the U.S….
    North Americans are complacent, entitled and obese marshmallows compared to many other populations. We haven’t been bombed, invaded, occupied, hungry, desperate, or afraid during our lifetimes for the most part. When serious violence and chaos breaks out here, expect “UN troops” to restore order (see New World Order). Unlike our population, they have experienced hardships and horror beyond our imaginations and many of them will be motivated by vengeance created by decade after decade of U.S. hegemony.

    Fukushima… billions of people will die from radiation exposure in the foreseeable future. In the meantime, the same people will continue to ignore this on-going (6 years in March) extinction level event to protect the happy bubbles they inhabit.

    Geo-engineering… mankind’s hubris interfering with our atmosphere right in front of eyes that do not see.

    Magnetic Pole Shift

    Climate change… have a look at California which has gone from years of drought to historical precipitation and the potential for catastrophic dam failures and flooding. Once again, man’s hubris in turning otherwise uninhabitable areas into a semi-Paradise by “controlling nature”.

    If you insist on attributing all of the above to God and biblical prophecy, knock yourselves out, but just a reminder that “the Rapture” involves your death.
    If you’d rather continue to ignore reality, you’ll find it becoming more and more difficult.

    It’s been a long, strange trip. The train is pulling into the station. The hour is getting late.

    Happy Trails,

    Brother John

    1. JOHN MAHER says:

      I’M GLAD YOU AIN’T SLEEPING BROTHER JOHN, BROTHER JOHN, VERY WELL SAID BROTHER !!!

  6. Bernard Moleman says:

    Liberals see fit to attack godfearing men and women for nothing more than believing the gospel!

    Let me ask this: Have you been to Chicago? Black Lives Matter have turned it into a warzone, looting and pillaging from good CHRISTIAN men!

    1. Brother Phil says:

      Yes because only liberals cause violence, and there’s no way that Christians are amongst those in BLM despite the overwhelming majority of people of color in the US being Christian. Your comment is without thought or any bit of introspection, which would immediately disprove your assumptions. Liberals in the USA are also majority Christian. Your comment is thinly veiled racism at best and unbecoming a person who claims to be of Christ. Have you actually been to Chicago? It’s been the way it is since the 1960s.

    2. Brother Sir Guy says:

      I’ve been to Chicago YEARS before Black Lives Matters and it has been a war zone for DECADES. There has been a culture in Chicago which started with Mayor Daley years ago of force and power instead of negotiation and discussion being the method of governing. GOOD Christians are those who stand up against injustice. GOOD Christians are those who follow the example of Christ who did not condemn the poor, the indigent, the sinner but who reached out to them and offered redemption. He challenged the governments and the religious leaders of the day, calling them hypocrites for not attending to “the least ones among them.” THAT is what the Gospel teaches.

    3. Brother John says:

      I wonder if Bernard had been given a smackdown in Chicago while performing a soapbox sermon similar to what we read here. Maybe he was mugged (looting and pillaging). Regardless, it’s understandable that his bigotry may have resulted in disturbing personal consequences.

      1. John Owens says:

        Of exactly what bigotry do you speak, Brother John? I read Bernard’s post, but did not see evidence of bigotry.

        1. JOHN MAHER says:

          A BIGOT LIKE YOU COULD NEVER SEE BIGOTRY, THATS WHY YOUR a BIGOT JOHN BOOGER OWINS, 2024, DUMP the ORANGUtRUMP DOTAR, RUN the VILLAGE CLOWN IDIOTS OUT of TOWN !!!

          1. John Owens says:

            Right, Maher. It’s not bigotry for you to call people bigots and say dump the trump on 98.7% of your comments. We should all learn from your example. And we will dump the trump in 2024.

          2. JOHN MAHER says:

            WELL JOHN BOOGER OWINS at least U can COUNT to 98, thats GOOD for a VILLAGE CLOWN IDIOT, DUMP the ORANGUtRUMP DOTAR and ALL the VILLAGE CLOWN IDIOTS !!!

  7. JOHN MAHER says:

    I believe the PHRASE was CHANGED to [ ALL LIVEs MATTER ] and should be TATTOOD into the MIND,WHICH is a DANGEROUS THING, the MIND that IS !!!

  8. Brother Phil says:

    America is a country that promotes violence as virtue. Our games glorify soldiering as a way to glory instead of the heartwrenching job it really is. Police have no oversight and have increased their violence on unarmed citizens. Our television rating systems are fine with violence, but shun love and sex. We’re a young nation and we’ve yet to really become introspective about our place in the world. We casually gloss over the massive amounts of violence used in creating our country, the horrors we inflicted upon Native American populations. We’ve spent generations treating people of color as less than equals. While individual people may be nice, it’s going to take some time until we as a culture progress past the ills of our past. Acceptance of one another and an unwillingness to allow violence to be glorified are only the first steps. With the current president gaining power on violent rhetoric, it’s more than likely going to be a longer road than many of us will be around to walk.

  9. Mark says:

    We have lost respect. We need it back in are hearts. Then peace will follow.

  10. Brother Sir Guy says:

    Here in America there has been a culture of violence intrinsically woven into society from its very inception. Consider these facts: Violence was used against the indigenous peoples who welcomed the Puritans and taught them to survive in a strange new land. The reason for the violence: to convert them from their “pagan” ways and to “civilize” them. The first act that led to the forming of this country was “The Boston Massacre” which started as a rebellion against the violence used by British authorities to maintain order. The violence used to begin and perpetuate the enslavement of other people for centuries and subsequently to deny them of the rights and privileges inherent in American citizenship, denied on the basis of color, is embedded in this country’s history. The near eradication of native peoples here with the expansion west, the Spanish-American War which was stimulated by the acquisition of territory and many other wars and military actions since that have nothing to do with “God and country” (because, after all, God has no allegiance to any particular country or people) but are for more selfish and sinister reasons are just a few examples of how violence is part of the culture. Since we are taught about it in school as children, since we build monuments to it, since we glorify it as a means to an end, how can we begin to eradicate it. We must change our views as a society and, simply based upon some of the above responses, it seems to be a futile endeavor.

    1. John Owens says:

      The pilgrims came from the Netherlands to an uninhabited early American village, where the previous inhabitants had died of some disease, maybe brought to them by the same pirates who kidnapped the Indian called Squanto. There was dried grain stored in the village, and the Puritans wanted to pay someone for it, but could find no one to pay. Squanto later arrived, coming home from his voyages first as a slave and then a sailor, speaking English and his own native tongue. He befriended the Puritans, who looked upon him as a Godsend, because he taught them to plant and survive, and was an interpreter for the them to the local indigenous population. They eventually observed Sukhot with the Indians, and through Satan’s influence, it was later changed to Thanksgiving, in November, instead of Sukhot, in October. The concept of the Puritans as conquering tyrants is a myth, born in recent history. While I don’t think the Indians were given proper respect or good treatment by later groups of settlers and the new country born on these shores, when statements are made about history, I think it is important that they be accurate. The Puritans were not cruel to the Indians.

      1. JOHN MAHER says:

        RIGHT BOOGER OWINS, I AM SURE YOU WERE THERE, AT LEAST in UR MIND, DUMP the ORANGUtRUMP DOTAR and ALL HIS VILLAGE CLOWN IDIOTS !!!

        1. John Owens says:

          If you would educate yourself, Maher, instead of being so fixated on the noble man who will be our president through 2024, no one would need to educate you.

  11. Craig says:

    Violence is prevalent in every medium: the video games we love, the movies we watch, the news, even sports. We look up to the heroes who can “kick ass” and use violence to stop the “bad guys.” We promote violence used in the name of helping others.

    However we want to shape it, our culture is still based on conflict; in football it’s based on outscoring the other team, but we enjoy the physical hits on other players. It’s pervasive, and conflict and struggle are intertwined with violence in all of our entertainment.

    And I’m as guilty as the rest.

    Everyone is right–we have to start finding ways to talk, discuss and change things without violence, but that will not happen until we fundamentally respect each other. And by respect I really mean we treat each other as equals and do not use positions of power to abuse and take advantage. The government is blamed for all kinds of things, but the government is run by people. People who instead of working for the good of everyone, use their positions to protect their financial interests, preserve their own power base. And actually, why shouldn’t they? They’ve been taught that is how the system works and that they are more important than those they represent.

    Humanity as a whole needs to mature (again I’m as guilty as the rest), and realize it’s not about “us” and “them.” It’s about all of us.

    1. bruce Erwin says:

      Pastor Bruce
      Romans 7 ; 15-25

  12. Sam says:

    Vilence has existed in America since the the white man wanted to take over. Atemting and almost succeeding to kill off all the American Natives first people. In the persuit of greed and control. Further more the angry parent took things further with the term ” spare the rod and spoil the child based on proverbs 13:24. Many may say that they were beaten and turned out ok. However violence is provoked by fear that turns into hate, self loaving, poor self esteem. Words can turn into violence. Black lives do matter, all lives matter. Anger turns into blame and looks for an enemy rather then looking at the source. Many people would li,e to admit that they are emotionally healthy when they are harbouring old wounds that have turned into hate that is projected onto anybody except to the parent or person who really did the hurt. PTSD is ramped and not just among veterans but child abuse survivors, victims of violence. It’s becoming a viscous circle. Those who blame the liberals should take a very good look both at themselves and the current government. Trump got elected on tapping into fear, anger and hatred. He exploited it for his own selfish needs. The anger that is erupting is on both sides. However wanting to go to war is another way of releasing that anger. It will only produce more violence both at home and abroad. A humanitarian approach which is based on non violence supports understanding and exceptance. Those who care only about themselves and people the same colour, race, sexual orinantation, gender, religion as them tend to be the most fearful and thus either cause direct violence or use their words to incite violence. Words and actions matter. When people are treated with respect and not repressed then their may be less violence. However dictators cause the most violence. When eagual rights are no longer something people need to fight for and mental health and gun control are looked at seriously then perhaps changes can be made. A good start would be by electing people who really care about children, women, minorities, vets, LGBTQ2 and First Nations American natives and not oil.
    I ask you all to look deep inside, look at what you are reading, writing, saying, doing, and ask yourself if it is coming from a place of love and eceptance or from fear, anger and hate.
    Non violent protest and media coverage is a right . Some people will engage in protest as a way to vent their anger in an inappropriate way. I ask you all to stand up for human and equal rights for all.
    Please love yourself so you can:
    Love thy neighbour as thy self.
    What comes out is what’s inside.
    Meditation can help us all find peace.
    Love to you all

  13. the druid shrum says:

    In the eighties someone decided that the problem was that children had low self esteem. Since then the education system has been raising young thugs who believe that since they are the center of the universe no one else matters. This is why they can fire into a crowd of innocent strangers giving no thought to collateral damage. Allowing this is our own fault. Just sayin’.

  14. Brother Sir Guy says:

    Actually, what happened in the 1980’s was that crack cocaine was trafficked into certain neighborhoods. With highly addictive properties and simple production, it soon permeated deep into society, affecting teachers, doctors, even people in law enforcement. Drug dealers shielded themselves by using juveniles to sell their product since the kids would not be charged as adults. Because of the highly addictive nature of the drug these children found among their customers teachers, principals, doctors, cops… all of their symbols of authority. When your principal is begging you to let them go for a $1 they owe you it’s difficult for that same principal to go into the school and be an authority figure. Believe me, I was a police officer during that time and saw it first hand.

  15. Bernard Moleman says:

    A band of roving liberal thugs ACCOSTED ME at the grocery store! TRY and tell me that liberals aren’t violent!

  16. Anki Nelson says:

    No need to despair, there are causes & solutions. – I have been reading/listening to Bessel Van Der Kolk for a while, who wrote The Body Keep The Score in 2014, see excerpt here: https://www.psychotherapy.net/article/body-keeps-score-van-der-kolk . He has been analyzing Americans with psychiatric problems for decades. He says that the biggest disease in USA (& elsewhere) is not diabetes of cancer, it is childhood trauma. Resulting from childhood abuse or neglect. Even accidental & minor trauma before the age of 7 can cause people to spend the rest of their life in fear, self-loathing or self-blame. – It is interesting, but this is probably the reason that so many people think in “fear” terms: “life is dangerous, people are out to get me.” Why so many think fear-thoughts, rather than love-thoughts. – Luckily, we are all born loving. Normal healthy humans think (like Jesus): “turn the other cheek, love your neighbor”, not “I am better than you, kick them out”. – Dr. Kolk says that PTSD from trauma in childhood is almost the only reason why people are in mental hospital, in prisons, why they murder, why they use drugs. — And there are solutions. How can damaged parents be harmonized, so their kids don’t inherit these mental diseases? E.g. Dr. Kolk recommends meditation, choir singing, yoga. My favorite is EFT, because it is easy, effective & free, and quickly transforms bad memories. See e.g. Brad Yates https://www.youtube.com/user/eftwizard or Robert Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMlwvBDw7iM about a meth addict improving. Fascinating stuff!

  17. Anki Nelson says:

    Americans are not born violent. Violence is due to trauma later in life. – I have been reading/listening to Bessel Van Der Kolk for a while, who wrote The Body Keeps The Score in 2014, an important book being studied all over the world. See excerpt here: https://www.psychotherapy.net/article/body-keeps-score-van-der-kolk . He has been analyzing Americans with psychiatric problems for decades. – Dr. Kolk says that PTSD from trauma in childhood is almost the only reason why people are in mental hospital, in prisons, why they murder, why they use drugs. – He says that the biggest disease in USA (& elsewhere) is not diabetes or cancer, it is childhood trauma. Resulting from childhood abuse or neglect. Even accidental & minor trauma before the age of 7 can cause people to spend the rest of their life in anger, violence, distrust, fear, self-loathing & similar. — And there are solutions. How can damaged parents be harmonized, so their kids don’t inherit these mental diseases? Dr. Kolk recommends many methods, e.g. meditation, choir singing, certain sports. My favorite is EFT acupressure-tapping, which is free & effective. See e.g. Brad Yates https://www.youtube.com/user/eftwizard or Robert Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMlwvBDw7iM about a meth addict improving. Fascinating stuff!

  18. Sam says:

    Well said.
    Children are not born to be violent. Just like we try to control an an animal, children are often abused to be domesticated and fear authority. It is a vicious circle of abuse. It’s time that both women and men stand up for children’s rights to raise them with love and acceptance. Taking care of your mental health first. People can transform if they want, but all too often they resort to violence as the quick trigger. Self love and self appreciation will go along way to supporting others. There is so much work to do. Be committed to loving yourself first then you will be open from love from others and open to giving that love. Children naturally love, if one loves, they can except love and give it away. But when you have governments that don’t invest in children’s rights, education for new parents, helping single moms, women’s rights, It takes a village to raise a child. The village must be mentally healthy and full of love and respect.

    1. Anki Nelson says:

      Great input! – Just one point though: the expression “People can transform if they want” is incorrect, I believe.
      I have learnt from Dr. Kolk that traumatized people typically can NOT transform easily, even if they want! – Why? Because they are victims of PTSD, which typically occurs as quick scary flashbacks, impossible to understand. PTSD memories can be a sound, a color, a smell. Impossible to analyze. And that’s why traumatized people react like they are crazy. When they are desperate to escape, they may kill or beat others, commit suicide, cut themselves, or use drugs to forget.
      Trauma is stuck in the animal part of the brain (limbic, brainstem parts), separated from logical/rational thinking in the pre-frontal cortex. Talk therapy (talking to the prefrontal cortex) is useless. Drugs change nothing.

      We cannot ask of traumatized adults or children to change without proper training, they cannot. One has to be extremely lucky to find methods that calm down these older parts of the brain, without proper help.
      Examples:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQjtcVEuKaI – (Out of jails) My Life Changed After 40 Years A Drug Addict
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObHpOWUTjms – The faster EFT Addiction Experiment

      1. Sam says:

        I agree, they need support. And there is support, some online, books and counselling/ therapies. However government, schools, clinics , families and communities must provide and offer support. There are many people who won’t admit or face their issues. They would rather blame their triggers on their experience. They lash out rather then looking inside. They may say things like ( it is what it is, take me as I am. Once a person is committed it is an on going process to stay emotionally healthy. This goes for people who do not have ptsd.
        What is important for people to understand is that our emotional health is vital as it has a direct line to our physical health. The stored up anger and resentment will manifest itself into physical alments.
        As you know, it’s not easy. But the work needs to be done. I applaud all those who do the work. If we can identify children who have ptsd from abuse and help them right away, that is a good start. The investment in children will go a long way. Make no mistake, this is not just an inner city problem. The problem is that quite often inner city schools are often under funded.
        Children’s lives matter.

        1. Anki Nelson says:

          Yes, you are right. I agree that “investment in children” is most important! Investment in schools, including sports, music, arts – will be an investment in a good future for all of us, with minimal crime and violence.
          And yes, investment in children for me also means support for poor mothers/families, e.g. good cheap housing, new types of incomes.

          Plus, for me, trauma-removal techniques like EFT/tapping, should be taught everywhere.
          Should be taught to every politician, every business-person, every power-person!
          Should be standard in preschools/schools/churches.
          Why? Because we cannot avoid traumas. For children, having a grandparent die or a pet disappear is often a major trauma, which may be replayed over a lifetime. (When a senior complains of lifetime loneliness, “everybody leaving me”, and you start tapping on this, it often ends up in a clarity: it started with such a childhood event, that was never neutralized.)

          Plus, then children can teach the adults to tap, teach them how to get rid of trauma-caused diseases, at no cost. Result: cheaper healthcare.
          Because yes, emotional & physical health are connected!
          E.g. look at fibromyalgia, extreme pain everywhere, that doctors cannot help – is usually easily removed via EFT. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XOJ7LP6p_s – (16 years fibromyalgia gone).

          Another idea: all those unemployed, today & in the future, because of a more robotized society, what can they do? Perhaps start learning/teaching EFT-tapping? (Probable side-effect for such teachers: more happiness, prosperity, ideas, inventions.) It’s easy: learn the basics on youtube, then start testing on yourself & others.

  19. Lennox Nelson. Hope International Bible Fellowship. Los Angeles, Cali.,90029 says:

    I want to give thanks to Pastor,James Lawson; Rev.,Martin Luther King’s Senior Pastor. For the insight and Inspiration he provided for him, and us all, through the years of his Ministry. Thank God, for the wonderful work He is still doing in/ and through the life of Pastor Lawson.

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