Domestic Violence

Violence in the shadow of Love
Rolf A. F. Witzsche

 

Domestic Violence is Violence.  

No fundamental principle supports the perpetration of violence. However, by considering the various types of domestic violence one can begin to recognize the underlying nature of violence itself. In the narrowest perception of the term, domestic violence is violence between spouses, or violence by parents against their children.

The term, domestic, can also refer to the domestic affairs of a nation or an empire. Here, all too often the same kind of violence erupts. In the broadest sense, the term can be applied to humanity as a whole, where we see wars instigated, nation against nation, for the power, or the glory, or the profit, of a few.

If one ties all these aspects together, a view will open up towards solving the problem in every aspect in which it manifests itself. Since these aspects are all but different manifests of the same underlying cause, they can best be understood by exploring domestic violence in every sphere it unfolds. The axiomatic assumptions that enable violence to be perpetrated, which have been developed over long periods for specific goals, override humanity's natural inclinations, even the bond of love.

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