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  1. Oct 2023
      • for: Yuval Noah Harari, Hamas Israel war 2023, global liberal order, abused-abuser cycle, And not Or

      • summary

        • In this interview, Yuval Noah Harari offers insights on the trap that Hamas's brutality has set for the Israeli army and reflections on the abused-abuser cycle.
        • If Israeli government falls into that trap and inflicts unprecedented collateral damage, it will scupper the chance for peace for generations to come, and Hamas will have succeeded in its goal.
        • Harari identifies a key insight that could help create better empathy between warring parties, to recognize the abused-abuser cycle and how we can be both abused AND abuser at the same time
        • Harari reflects on the breakdown of the global liberal order, offering a simple yet insightful anthropological definition of the global liberal order showing how in spite of its many flaws, fundamentally is biologically humanistic at the core. What is needed is a way to decouple the harmful features the current form of it possesses
    1. it's hard to people to understand that you can be victim and perpetrator at the 00:35:03 same time it's a very simple fact impossible to accept for most people either you're a victim or you're perpetrator there is no other but no usually we are both you know from the level of individuals how we behave in 00:35:17 our family to the level of entire nations we are usually both and and and of course perhaps one issue is that we don't feel like that as individuals we don't feel that we have the full responsibility for our state so there's 00:35:28 a sort of strange problem here too which is that you feel as an individual that you're a victim and you feel distance from your state
      • for: victim AND perpetrator, situatedness, perspectival knowing, AND, not OR, abused-abuser cycle, individual /collective gestalt, Hamas Israel war 2023

      • quote

        • It's hard for people to understand that you can be victim and perpetrator at the same time
        • It's a very simple fact impossible to accept for most people
      • author: Yuval Noah Harari
      • date: Sept 2023
    1. Violence begets violence.
      • for: cliche, violence begets violence, abuser-abused cycle, collective therapy

      • comment

        • There is a massive need for collective therapy on all sides
          • Everyone values (human) life as sacred, yet deeds that intentionally bring about death reveals that our value of life as sacred is ONLY APPLIES TO ONE CULTURAL GROUP.
          • The creation of a relative conception of the word sacred creates
            • ingroups (where the sacred applies) and
            • outgroups (where it does not apply)
        • The intentional death of a person due to war, along with current practitioners of angst-basted anger gives rise to the next generation of hatred
        • Hence, today's abused become tomorrow's abusers
        • It is paradoxical that each side of warring cultures have highly learned religious men who give their blessings to the sacred ingroup warriors
        • It is the lack of genuine understanding of the abuser-abused cycle that keeps both sides locked in armed conflict