The only act of force I know I condone without hesitation is self-defense. So, if I were under attack I will defend myself. Similarly, if someone else near me were under attack I will defend them too. With the golden rule in mind, there is a moral obligation to defend others from attack as I hope it would be reciprocated if I were regrettably in the same situation. Self-defense and aiding the defense of others under threat is not a violent act. It is neither to make violence nor to cause it. It is self-defense. To stop the causes of violence is first to understand how and why expressions of force manifest themselves in wars, laws and wherever and however they may occur. In short, we act violently because we believe we can without impunity. The state authorizes its citizens to act violently malignly in wars and covertly when it fails to recognize morally and legally a group it oppresses.
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Parties for animals around the world call ⤵️ on the University of Barcelona to stop the planned killing of 38 beagle #dogs next week & for them to be handed over for adoption instead.
The lives of these animals matter.
Please RT if you agree. @UniBarcelona @Vivotecnia_ https://twitter.com/party4animals/status/1484577295457263616
We visited The National Trust’s Kingston Lacy today for the first time. A beautiful house with an intriguing history. We look forward to a return visit in August when we’re next in Dorset and the weather hopefully warmer to see the gardens.
This is Chisel Beach. Much like the beach at Hastings. But bigger.