Multiculturalism: Understanding Other Cultures

Written by Susan Dunn, MA Clinical Psychology, The EQ Coach

There’s an email circulatingrepparttar Internet aboutrepparttar 132584 war entitled “Which War Are You Watching?—The View from Spain.” It appears to be from an individual. My version has it signed with “Un abrazo (a hug), Dwight.” (Dwight—if you exist-I give you credit.)

Talking about howrepparttar 132585 Spanish media presentedrepparttar 132586 war, it is definitely a controversial piece, but what aboutrepparttar 132587 war wasn’t? “Deeply divided” applied torepparttar 132588 US and many other countries, and as I talked with clients all overrepparttar 132589 world during this time, we all learned about one another, and about multiculturalism


Doesn’t apply here. Whether or not this incident occurred, we’ll never know. If it didn’t, it should have.


One way we understand a culture is through its language. Here is an excerpt from this article, “The View from Spain”:

“In one particularly poignant moment on Spanish television, after a series of unrelenting images of children wounded and dead (far more graphic than would ever be allowed inrepparttar 132590 US), we were shown a Pentagon spokesperson referring to understandable levels of ‘collateral damage.’

“The Spanish commentator simply looked directly intorepparttar 132591 camera, shook his head sadly and mused: ‘One wonders what type of human being can refer torepparttar 132592 death of a child as “collateral damage.”’

I have no defense of this statement. I abhorrepparttar 132593 language ofrepparttar 132594 US military as much as this person does. I agree with him. And I have no idea what to do about it.

What kind of human being would refer torepparttar 132595 death of a child as “collateral damage?”

The US military, that’s who. But not me, and maybe not you.

Intellectually I understand that if you’re going to send people out to kill other people, some of whom may be children, you have to use euphemisms.

A euphemism is “the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something.”

The military uses them. The military is also not “the US.”


I recall sitting in a board meeting being run by an ex-colonel during Desert Storm. Half of us were ex-military and half of us had never been near it – it was a social service agency, after all. That morningrepparttar 132596 director, an ex-colonel, had what can only be described as a sanctimonious expression, and in a very in-group tone of voice, with excluding nonverbal behavior, announced that there had been “an incident of friendly fire.”

National Karmic Debt

Written by Ed Howes

A nation made up of many people behaves as a person and reflectsrepparttar overall native character or lack thereof. Public accountability demands public accounting. The karmic scales of justice are rarely in balance, once people are factored in. Which way arerepparttar 132582 karmic scales tilted in Iraq? Has Iraq paid its global debt by living as a violent totalitarian state? Does it have great blessing due? Or is its debt only half paid? Hasrepparttar 132583 United States paid all its global karmic debts in spilled blood? Can it ever? The smart money is betting against it.

Let's start with credit itself, as it impacts nearly everyone onrepparttar 132584 planet. The penalty for exceedingrepparttar 132585 national credit limit will be an end to easy and cheap credit. International credit lenders don't expect national debts to be repaid, nor do they want them repaid. Neither dorepparttar 132586 credit happy politicians. A credit debt is a cash cow. It costs no one anything but a promise and a bookkeeping entry, butrepparttar 132587 account is then maintained by paying interest that comes both from new credit and taxes on wage and salary slaves - or earnings. It isrepparttar 132588 last beneficiary of commerce that pays all taxes, included inrepparttar 132589 market price of goods and services. Those who benefit financially by maintaining national credit accounts prefer to see increasing debt. This allows them to siphon allrepparttar 132590 profits fromrepparttar 132591 economy, great or small, if they so desire. They usually do not, so breathe easy.

Scripture proclaimsrepparttar 132592 borrower is servant torepparttar 132593 lender. Many of us knowrepparttar 132594 truth of this from personal experience. If you believe elected, indebted governments set policies, you don't believerepparttar 132595 borrower is servant torepparttar 132596 lender, you must believerepparttar 132597 lender isrepparttar 132598 servant torepparttar 132599 borrower. Please teach me how to live in that world. Who arerepparttar 132600 top ten holders ofrepparttar 132601 U.S. national debt? They arerepparttar 132602 policy makers. They don't want their pictures inrepparttar 132603 papers. They don't give interviews to 60 Minutes. They just have their agents talk to presidents and lawmakers to make it clear what they want. They usually get what they want. In this caserepparttar 132604 borrowers are not merely servants, but puppets. When you are listening to puppets, it is wise to read betweenrepparttar 132605 lines and learnrepparttar 132606 desires ofrepparttar 132607 puppet masters.

Sincerepparttar 132608 national debt is a bookkeeping fraud, it does not really matter how great it becomes andrepparttar 132609 best time to borrow is when rates are low. It is Karmic debt we have to look at closely. The laws of men are mockeries ofrepparttar 132610 laws of nature andrepparttar 132611 universe. Spiritual law demands justice, if it takes ten generations. What we should concern ourselves with right now, is which wayrepparttar 132612 U.S. karmic scales are tipped and how badly. Do we want to tilt them further and in which direction?

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