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When Do We Finally Make War Illegal?

September 17, 2011

Outlawing a thing doesn’t end it, but outlawing must be a first step in ending it.

Here are some things advanced cultures or nonviolent cultures have outlawed as being barbaric.

(actually, in nonviolent cultures, some of these behaviors are unthinkable…there is no word for them in their language):

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Murder

Slavery

Vivisection

Cannibalism

Rape

Gladiatorial death games

Headhunting

Infundibulation

Torture

Child labor

Use of children in pornography

Sex with a child

Human experimentation without consent

A Future Without War asks: When do we finally outlaw war?

If you are curious about the ways of living and conflict resolution in nonviolent cultures, check out this fascinating website.  PeacefulSocieities.org

Here you will find a map showing the centers of distribution of over 80 cultures identified by anthropologists as being nonviolent.

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