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I can be powerful. I can often get what I want by intimidating and instilling fear, by verbally and/or physically threatening. Since this only succeeds if the threat is believable, I've got a reputation associated with verbal abuse and resorting to actual physical violence— even condoning torture! (Note: some who lack restraint use the old threat system, based on “Give it to me or I’ll hurt you” or “Pay me and I’ll quit bothering you.” A more modern approach is to file / threaten a lawsuit. Of course sometimes abandoning restraint—even going to war— can be justifiable.)

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a heart WV Theme...

...individual <---> individual

the theme is paired with: #25 Evil is Out There   to make Choice #17    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:   version 2.0    version 3.0      is this theme new to version 4?--new name

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch issue #65 posted 10/24/2020  The Extreme Alt Right Worldview  
Worldview Watch issue #51, posted 1/ 19/ 2017 Trump's Ascendance: The Patriarchy Strikes Back? Not if Women Are Heard! 
Worldview Watch issue #38, posted 5/16/2014 "Connecting September 11, 2001 to Worldview Themes"
Worldview Watch issue #33: "Violence, Women, and Illiberal Democracy in Egypt"
Worldview Watch issue #12: "Worldviews Behind Drugs, Violence, and Lawlessness in Mexico"

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Violence  Coercion   Extortion
Bullying lawsuit Intimidation
Fear Blackmail Aggression 
Terrorism Culture of Fear   Relational Aggression
Rape domestic violence  

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#1A   Humbly Unsure    #14B Moral Arc of Universe/Karma/Reincarnation #16B   The Golden Rule, Village Ethic of Mutual Help   #17B Gratitude & Forgiveness  
#21B Service to Others 23B Enoughness   #28B Healthy Orientation #29A   The Self Restrained Person   
#32A  Valuing Human Rights   #32B Culture of Tolerance    #37B Global Citizen   #38   Love As Family Glue
#42   Ethical Orientation   #47A  The Attitudinal Fix Mentality  #47B Pacifism / Non-Violence   #48B  Liking Co-operation-Based Communities  
#49B Idealistic Socialism 

#50A Libertarian 

#102A Conscientious, Efficient Stewardship #102B Easy-Going, Disorderly, Cavalier
#103B Celebrating Team Accomplishments #202B Relaxed, Generous, Loving #204B  Limits & Ethics   #52   Physically Challenged ==>Independent Living  

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #29B: Taking Charge==>Violence 

Antisocial Behavior
Violent Behavior
Anger and Aggression
The Iron Rule is one of power and force: "Might Makes Right" <==> contrast with Golden Rule 
The Biology of War by Georg Friedrich Nicolai (read excerpts from classic 1918 book at Google Books or download free ebook)
Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War by B. Ehrenreich (read excerpts at Google Books)

Gun Violence Archive --nonprofit provides free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States

A Thread of Violence by Mark O'Connell (book offers an account of 1982 Dublin murders, review by Rob Doyle for The Guardian June 25 2023)
"Is gun violence an epidemic in the U.S.? Experts and history say it is" by Destinee Adams (from NPR June 29 2023)
Caribbean nations support Mexico as it targets U.S.-based gun manufacturers with lawsuit by Jacqueline Charles (in the Miami Herald Mar 23 2023)
Emotionally Intelligent People Use a Brilliant Six-Word Phrase to Stop Passive Aggressive Behavior and Strengthen Their Relationships : Attack the Problem, Not the Person by Justin Bariso  (from Inc. website Feb 12 2023)
The Narcissism of the Angry Young Men by Tom Nichols (from The Atlantic Jan 29 2023)

As Mexico’s epidemic of violence rages on, authorities seem powerless to stop it by Oscar Lopez (story from The Guardian Dec 8 2022)

How Texas’s gun laws allow Mexican cartels to arm themselves to the teeth by Sam Garcia  (from The Guardian October 17 2022)
Mexico--Narco Nastiness and Several Violent Episodes (from The Economist September 4 2022)

Child rape is far too common in some war-torn African countries (report from The Economist Feb 5 2022)

“The Data Are Pointing to One Major Driver of America’s Murder Spike” by Jeff Asher and Rob Arthur (= gun sales; from The Atlantic January 9 2022)
Millions of Angry, Armed Americans Stand Ready to Seize Power If Trump Loses in 2024 By David Freedman (from Newsweek December 20 2021)
"Marijuana wars: Violent Mexican drug cartels turn Northern California into ‘The Wild West’"  (report from USA Today December 19 2021)
“How the US fails to take away guns from domestic abusers: ‘These deaths are preventable’” by Jennifer Gollan (report from The Guardian Oct 26 2021)
“How kidnappers, zealots and rebels are making Nigeria ungovernable” (report from The Economist October 23 2021)
"Global Jihadism—a new model for armies"   (report from The Economist August 28 2021) 
“Liberals and Crime Spikes”  (article from The Economist June 5 2021)
“How the far-right group ‘Oath Enforcers’ plans to harass political enemies” by Jason Wilson   (article in The Guardian Apr 6 2021)
“It’s Time to Talk About Violent Christian Extremism”  by Elizabeth Neumann (post on Politico Feb 4 2021)
"Far Right Extremism: Making the World Glow" (article in The Economist October 17 2020)
Gangs / Governments / MS13  (two related book reviews from The Economist September 26 2020)
“Battlefield Chicago – the city’s fight vs. gun violence” (article from Time magazine August 31 2020) 
Sexual Assault Her Word Against His (article from The Economist January 4 2020)
Crime in Mexico--The ALMO Doctrine  (article in  The Economist Oct 26 2019)
“The school bully has moved online and is following children home” (article from The Economist October 6 2018)
"Gangs in Mexico: Crime's New Geography" (article from The Economist May 13 2017)
Anatomy of Terror by Ali Soufan (book review by M. Kakutani May 29 2017 NY Times)
A Fiery and Furious People—A History of Violence in England by James Sharpe (book review from The Economist October 1 2016)
"Free Exchange: A History of Violence" (article about USA gun violence and weak laws from The Economist June18 2016 )
"PTSD: Fear Itself" (report includes new understanding on how victims of violence suffer debilitating fear, from The Economist Oct 24 2015)  
"Crime in Latin America: Quickie Kidnappings"  (article from The Economist June 6 2015)
"Guns and Anger--Trigger Happy"  (article in The Economist April 11 2015)
"'It's Bullying That Killed Me'--Dead Teen's Mom Fights to Protect Law" by Tracy Connor (story from NBC News Feb 3 2015)
"More Evidence That Certain Genes Can Encourage Violence" (report from The Economist Nov 1 2014)
"White House Releases Plan to Curb Campus Sexual Assault" by Eliza Gray (and related articles from Time contributor April 28 2014)
"Why Are Black Students Facing Corporeal Punishment in Public Schools?" by Sarah Carr (article from The Nation April 28 2014)
"U.N. study in Asia delves into why men rape" by Madison Park (Sep 10 2013 news report from CNN)
The Origins of War: Old Soldiers (report looks at if humans are genetically deposed to be warriors in The Economist July 20 2013)
Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats by Nancy Willard (learn more about this 2007 book)
Educators Guide to Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats by Nancy Willard  (free 16 page paper based on above book)
Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior
Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence by Geoffrey Canada (read excerpts from this 2010 book)
What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying
What is Bullying?  (from Youth Violence Project)
"Bullying By Siblings Just As Damaging, Research Finds" by Michelle Healy (June 2013 USA Today report)
"Organized Crime in Russia: Fathers and Sons" (report from Jan 26 2013 issue of The Economist)
"When Bullying Turns Deadly: Can it Be Stopped?" by John Cloud (October 24 2010 Time article)
"Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Death from Afar" (article from The Economist Nov 3 2012)
"Workplace Bullying and Disruptive Behavior" (2011 online article from Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries)
Intimidation in the Workplace (includes helpful links)
The National Center for Victims of Crime
Winning Through Intimidation, by Robert Ringer
quotes related to intimidation

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