For those who are curious the title of this blog is a direct quote of Luke 12:51 as it is found in the ‘American Standard Version’ of the Bible. The quote is (by some) attributed to Jesus, Prince of Peace! Not to worry this is not going to be ranting either against or for Jesus. Fact is I just used him to direct you to a rather common but unnoticed fact… men are not much good at creating the conditions for Peace.
This is not to say that there have not been some right nasty women or some truly kind and gentle men. Just that throughout recorded history there does seem to be a pattern of women = peace, men = death and destruction. I will take this argument one step further and say that Grandmothers are by and large, better than any other group at nurturing Peace.
There are only two ways to change our world, violently or by nurturing Peace. This means that there are two ways to shut down the Athabaskan Tar Sands. That there are two ways to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. And that there are two ways to stop Supertankers from destroying the west coast of Canada.