Our Road to Hatred--How We Raise our Bullies by Robert H. Feuerstein

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The assertion that challenges to hate and bullying must come from within offers neither practical guidance nor useful distinctions in developing new methods of behavior. Feuerstein's main contribution is to reassure us of our common humanity. Unfortunately, few readers will find much relief in such platitudes.
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Has anyone ever told you a big lie? Were you devastated when you found out the truth? What if it became apparent that you and I, and billions of other people, are living lies that date back 2,500 years and are affecting our children?
Some ten years ago, the Human Genome Project released its results: “DNA studies do not indicate that separate classifiable subspecies (races) exist within modern humans.” In other words, no person, regardless of skin color, appearance, or behavior, has enough genetic deviation from other people to classify him or her as genetically different from anyone else. White is not white, black is not black. Race only exists in a web of lies, and homosexuality is as normal as heterosexuality. But that’s not what we learn from our parents and educators. So where did mankind get all of its ideas of supremacy and hatred, and how does this lead to bullying?
Our Road to Hatred—How we Raise our Bullies is a common-sense observation of how bullies learn to be bullies, how bullies get empowered, and how you and I enable bullying. It's a far-reaching exposé on how mankind passes down, from generation to generation, the ignorance and hatred that has led to oppression, discrimination, abuse, genocide, and more. It provides insight to the origins as well as solutions to this disturbing behavior. And in spite of science now revealing startling new information about ourselves, it also reveals why hatred and bullying still persist.
Many conflicts encountered by humanity are explored. The Israeli/Palestinian morass, immigration, homosexuality, racial issues, among others, are all reduced to easy-to-understand terms, boiled down from the experts in their fields.
Readers will be challenged to reset their thinking based on historical information, and new, simply-explained, scientific discoveries about humanity and how it affects raising our children. Regardless of what religion anybody reading this might be, wherever anybody thinks their ancestors came from, or whatever “race” they list on applications or the census, there will most assuredly be a few surprises for all.
If you are a parent or intend on having kids one day, or just interested in how humanity arrived at its polarized views and received its license to practice bullying, hate, and worse, this is one of the most important books you will ever read. Certain to be provocative, to stir conversation, debate and controversy, Our Road to Hatred—How We Raise our Bullies is a compelling book that promises its readers this: You will see yourself, and your fellow humans, as never before.
 

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Published February 19, 2013 by BookBaby. 363 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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on Jul 08 2013

The assertion that challenges to hate and bullying must come from within offers neither practical guidance nor useful distinctions in developing new methods of behavior. Feuerstein's main contribution is to reassure us of our common humanity. Unfortunately, few readers will find much relief in such platitudes.

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