shots ricochet at the grocery store. fear wins.
A Small Stone
It's not the bullet with my name on it that worries me. It's the one that says "To whom it may concern."
~Anonymous Belfast resident, quoted in London Guardian, 1991
Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn't merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence.
One hates what one fears.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.