Peaceful Revolution – Chapter 4

Chapter 4 – The Muscle of Conscience

Literacy in Our Shared Humanity (why our conscience is vital for human survival, how intelligence is the great equalizer, how the human conscience can be impaired, the pressure of resentment, our human need to rationalize and justify our actions, how people use mental gymnastics to deceive their conscience, why conscience requires self-awareness, the nature of moral fury, how apathy can result from helplessness, how conscience promotes action and ethical behavior)

Literacy in the Art of Living (the importance of looking in the mirror of conscience for our own self-development and the improvement of our world, the importance of self-awareness)

Literacy in the Art of Waging Peace (how half-truths are more dangerous than outright lies, the power of stories and art to humanize people, understanding how oppression is sold to the masses, how moral fury can motivate us to wage peace)

Keywords: conscience, empathy, human condition, nonviolence, propaganda and manipulation, self-worth, slavery, truth, waging peace, war