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In the Land of Vendettas That Go On Forever | VQR Online

These laws strike a responsive chord in us because that from which they arise is part of what C. G. Jung called our ‘collective unconscious,’ the phylogenetic, primordial, instinctual foundations of the human race.

he recognized and opined the perpetual instability of his country, the entrenched corruption, the way that, on bad days, it can seem as if there is no future here, that Albania’s collective unconscious is inconsonant, incompatible with modernizing forces—that the country resists, chokes itself.
nation  albania  crime  balkan  history  killing  family  honor 
february 2018 by aries1988
I'm Finally Ready To Talk About How My Parents Died
Icky’s death was real. From his passing, I learned that death involves recognition of the life that has passed. It brings people together. It follows a logical process. My parents’ deaths did not follow these rules. Rather, it was unexpected, chaotic, and horrifying. It was an explosion that tore through my life and left a film of dusty, smoky particulate in its wake. Immediately after, you are choking and sputtering and gasping for lack of clean air. Eventually, time lets you breathe easier. You think you may have escaped unscathed, but the poison you inhaled settles in any chasm it can find. Let it simmer a good 10 years and it may just become a cancer. Eating you alive all the while without you even knowing it.
killing  crime  murder  death  children  growup  story  memory  parents  loss  love  couple 
october 2017 by aries1988



china  ethic  killing  crime  ideology  mao  revolution  communism 
september 2017 by aries1988
The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre of 1902 Did Not Go as Planned
A vintage photograph of Rue Paul Bert (now Trang Tien Street), Hanoi. Public Domain In 1897, Paul Doumer arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam. A 40-something French…
animal  death  killing  city  vietnam  story  français  health  economy 
june 2017 by aries1988

china  hongkong  chinese  identity  government  democracy  cause  local  youth  opinion  comparison  conflict  today  crisis  history  killing  communism  64  idealism  politics 
june 2017 by aries1988
After Eta: Spain’s history of violence
Eta was founded in 1959, during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Its mission was to fight for the independence of the greater Basque country, a region straddling the Franco-Spanish border. The group went on to assassinate Luis Carrero Blanco, Franco’s chosen successor in 1973, a killing that had profound political repercussions. Since 2011 though, Eta has made news only sporadically, mostly when another of its dwindling band of members is arrested. The group inhabits a strange netherworld, neither dead nor alive, as it waits for a grand political settlement that will probably never come.

History matters, he says. It always does. “What is history today becomes social reality a generation from now,” he says. “And, what’s more, the victims have a right to the truth.”
espagna  history  terrorism  story  killing  conflict  nation 
january 2017 by aries1988
Why Drivers in China Intentionally Kill the Pedestrians They Hit

In China the compensation for killing a victim in a traffic accident is relatively small—amounts typically range from $30,000 to $50,000—and once payment is made, the matter is over. By contrast, paying for lifetime care for a disabled survivor can run into the millions

These drivers are willing to kill not only because it is cheaper, but also because they expect to escape murder charges. In the days before video cameras became widespread, it was rare to have evidence that a driver hit the victim twice. Even in today’s age of cellphone cameras, drivers seem confident that they can either bribe local officials or hire a lawyer to evade murder charges.
reportage  china  today  driving  killing  life  society  money  security  crime  law 
august 2016 by aries1988
The Reckoning
She played dead as the sound of gunshots reverberated around her, echoing off the red tile roofs and limestone walls. Dozens of students had run home to retrieve their deer rifles, and the echo of return fire rang out as they came back to take aim at the gunman.
killing  university  life  change  story  love  history  victim  trauma  usa  religion  guns  crime  reportage  psychology  texas  instapaper_favs 
april 2016 by aries1988
Il y a vingt-cinq ans, le massacre de la place Tiananmen

«  Ces soldats, ils viennent pour la première fois à Pékin. Ils ne savent rien de ce qui s’y passe, ce sont des illettrés recrutés dans les coins les plus pauvres, des montagnards… On ne leur a rien dit d’intelligent…  », dira, plus tard, quelqu’un.

A Muxidi, où l'affrontement a commencé, ce sont, bizarrement, pas moins de quarante-six blindés de transports de troupes qui sont calcinés. Ils semblent s'être tous télescopés en série devant un barrage d'autobus. Se peut-il qu'une insurrection aussi improvisée que celle de Pékin ait réussi à infliger tant de pertes à une armée aussi bien préparée que celle qui campait aux portes de la ville depuis deux semaines? Le civil qui mit le feu, devant un diplomate occidental, en fin d'après-midi, dimanche, à l'aide de torchons et d'essence, à un de ces blindés curieusement abandonné par tous ses occupants, agissait-il vraiment pour le mouvement contestataire?

Il n'y aura pas, ici, de solidarité internationale possible, face au drame de ces dizaines de milliers d'intellectuels, contestataires ou pauvres pions broyés sur l'échiquier de la politique chinoise qui avaient eu la mauvaise idée de penser librement sans même chercher à renverser le régime.

La chute à laquelle on vient d'assister est plus vertigineuse que ce dérisoire symbole ne le suggère : sauf sursaut national, la Chine a fait un nouveau plongeon dans le règne d'une soldatesque à la mentalité préhistorique.
history  china  reportage  français  killing  1989/6/4 
june 2014 by aries1988
Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying by Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer – review | Books | The Observer
Discovered in 2001 by the historian Sönke Neitzel, the transcripts of conversations between German prisoners of war, secretly recorded by the British and American intelligence services, offer a vivid and at times surprising insight into the mentality of the German military.

the decisive factor in making atrocities possible was "a general realignment from a civilian to a wartime frame of reference". For many of the recruits, war was simply the continuation of work by other means.
googlereader  war  ww2  enemy  human  behavior  killing  psychology  soldier  history 
october 2012 by aries1988

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