, Jan. 11) that killing human beings is “unnatural” also seems right in that we seem, even we males, to have a “fellow feeling” component that does abhor killing another.
Having served prison time for a nonviolent protest (of Vietnam), I think about the nonviolence/violence crossroads a lot.
Thoreau wrote the following about John Brown:
I believe that, while strict nonviolence may be next to impossible, it is the first thing to try (and seldom is—in any society—due to our male programming). I see it as difficult but beautiful— like ballet.