Iraqi War Vet and Former Defense Contractor Explores the Causes and Consequences of Dehumanization and How it Affect's Todays World
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I saw your interview on infowars.com, had to support your efforts to restore freedom and humanity. Thank you for being a part of this awakening. Can't wait to see your film.
Combat Inf. Veteran here, I sent a personal message. Happy to support the Truth. Romans 11
Brandon; Great job on the Alex Jones' show, www.infowars.com/show. I saw the interview and immediately pledged to the project. Your interview was very touching and your project is one that is well worth funding. Keep up the good work; I know that God has something great in store for you with this humanitarian work you are doing. My thoughts and prayers be with you, sir.
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Good luck on your noble effort to bring to light a primary cause of dysfunction and conflict between just two people all the way up to conflict between empires.
A shared thought...Just as the success of an airplane design depends on the degree of understanding and implementation of physical laws, the success of human relations depends on the degree of understanding and implementation of social laws. There is nothing "religious" about this although I believe a Creator is involved.
The title of your film strikes at the foundation of human relationship dysfunction...unequal rights. The Creator revealed the principle/law of equality. All humans are endowed with equal rights. The result of implementing this is that no human has a superior right to harm or infringe on the equal rights of another. Justice will result in the punishment being no more nor no less than the harm done. All mutually beneficial relationships, from two individuals to multiple nations, must involve continual mutual respect and consent. This is the Creator/ the Christ's way of loving your neighbor equal to the love you should have for yourself.
Mankind from Adam/Eve to today has generally rejected the principle of equality and chosen the principle of superior/inferior rights. Humans, like sheep, tend to look for someone they can set up as a shepherd with superior rights over them. The shepherd in turn tells them that they are superior to others and can enslave them or kill them if needed. (Roman empire, British empire etc.) Our Founding Fathers rejected the superior rights of the king and aristocracy but we have yet to see the full implementation of equal rights that the Creator intended and the Founding Fathers and Martin Luther King dreamed about. Again, good luck in your efforts.
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I listened to Alex Jones Show yesterday and didn't hesitate even a second to support your great project! I am really looking forward to watch your documentary and I will share it with my friends and others as I always do :) God bless you Brandon
I think it's wonderful, what you are doing. Keep up the good work. Saw you on Alex Jones.
You are doing well. Hope we will see you on a dutch show
Saw you on Alex Jones. Good luck brother!!
Good luck and I look forward to seeing it...
I like the idea of your project. The world urgently needs more people that understand the mechanisms behind organizing group violence, and thus have a better chance of resisting this type of manipulation. And your movie will help spread the word!
Having been interested in understanding how humans from civilized societies can do the horrible stuff they regularly do in war, I did some reading and watched tons of documentaries on the subject. There was one piece of research that most impressed me concerning this field, and I want to share this:
For the role of dehumanization in genocide, my favorite reference is an excellent German book by Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer, namely "Täter. Wie aus ganz normalen Menschen Massenmörder werden." (roughly translated: "Perpetrators: How totally normal people become mass-murderers"), which is sadly not available in English as far as I know. The book is partly based on "Ordinary People as Mass Murderers: Perpetrators in Comparative Perspective: The Holocaust and Its Contexts" by Olaf Jensen and Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann , which I did not read, though.
However, in his book Prof. Dr. Welzer describes how dehumanization is an important step in a process that leads to a situation were the killing of a certain group of people is deemed a good deed, a service to society, and thus a task that will be done by totally normal people. He demonstrates this using the history of genocides, but I think it will also apply to group violence in general, which includes war. In such social situations killing a person perceived as an "enemy" is suddenly a "good deed", even though the act would have been punished as a murder some years before this situation, and the social situation is created using dehumanization in the first place.
Maybe it could contribute to your project to contact Prof. Dr. Welzer and ask him for feedback on your project. His homepage can be found at http://www.kulturwissenschaften.de/en/home/profil-hwelzer.html