10:5.2    This thrill wells up from primeval blood
to harm and hurt mercilessly
anyone who poses a threat,
or irritates, or disagrees.

10:5.3    This fighting instinct cruel to all
not only strikes in self-defense
but is strong in many inbred
whose life is spent on the offense.

10:5.4    But it resides in all of us
as intrinsic to our humanness;
and it will rise instinctively
when we are crossed contrarily.

10:5.5    Contrarily in many ways:
from other’s open opposition
to a baby’s irritating cry–
our instinct is to fight it back.

10:5.6    And if already we are vexed
and the other maddens us more,
anger consumes us and we go blind
and strike out in retaliation.

10:5.7    This we do toward those we fear not
especially helpless victims–
we thrill to see them squirm in pain
and fear when under our control.

10:5.8    And then there are those who reject
us out of hand or in disdain;
these are the ones if we had the chance
we’d throttle the life right out of them.

10:5.9    If all goes well we get on fine;
we think we love more than we hate;
yet every time our peace is crossed,
we hate intensely and want to hurt.

10:5.10   And even those who catch themselves
before they go to an extreme,
find themselves instinctively
fighting another’s imposition.

10:5.11  Our fighting instinct protects our life
as well our personal dignity;
yet when provoked personally,
we lose some of our dignity.

10:5.12  So Let us use our fighting will
neither in retaliation,
nor in malice, spite, nor umbrage,
but in self-and-just defense of right.

10:5.12  And in this way our fighting will

will be our honor and not our shame;

for we will do what’s right in love,

and transform the animal to MAN.

10:5.13  And this we know to be the sense 
of Christ’s words: Resist not evil:

We fight evil in armor of love ;

whereas we resist it in our hate.

10:5.14  Resistance is friction causing heat —
“anger” psychologically;

and when we1re angered in this way
we fight to ease the agony.

10:5.15  Yet when we fight in right and love
there is no friction of clashing wills:

One will resists from self and hate 

The other fights in dignity.

10:5.16 Still, for all this high ideal
of making noble our fighting will,

there still remains a purposed grace
inthe animal, hating self.

10:5.17  This purpose we can never know,
its meaning is even more remote;
still, this we know beyond a doubt:

hate against love is the ruling fact.

10:5.18  It’s natural to severely hate
our weak and mean humanity
when we want-need-desperately
to love another selflessly.

10:5.19  We sink into an abyss of dread
for having breached the bond of love
in an act of stark betrayal
for being cold to another’s need.