Are we masochists?

Do we gain pleasure from the pain and humiliation from sadists?

Of course not.

Why then do we engage in social media discussions with those whose pleasure is derived from hurting others?

Why not just block them and move on with our lives?

We will never convince them the morality of equal pay, of racial equality/justice, or the world benefits of the Olympics or the joy of extending a helping hand to others.

Photo credit Nathan Dumlao

“Let us not seek…justice…by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.” Martin Luther King Jr. 1963

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Education. I participated in the development of Canadian Social Studies texts and the ignorance of many of the developers who were prepared to accept unauthenticated data was appalling.

Listen to Michael Holding’s comments on the issue and where education has failed and how we can rectify.

Michael is a legend in the field of Cricket.

About lazeejjs

Jonathan McCormick holds a Black Belt in Combat Martial Arts. He is a U.S Marine (Inactive), trained with famed CIA operative Rex Applegate and Ultimate Fighter Champion Royce Gracie and was the director of the Institute of Defense Tactics. He is a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and worked with members of various law enforcement agencies in the areas of suspect control and officer safety. He has written for law enforcement magazines BlueLine ( and Twenty-Four-Seven and has been a guest writer for the Vancouver Province. “Wyoming Secrets”, “30,000 Secrets”, “Santa Barbara Secrets” and The “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which focus on women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives. View the Series
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