Wednesday, December 19, 2007

War: The Reason it is Needed

liberal societies tolerate Pacifists. In the liberal society, the
number of Pacifists will either be large enough to cripple the state as
a belligerent, or not. If not, you have done nothing. If it is large
enough, then you have handed over the state which does tolerate
Pacifists to its totalitarian neighbor who does not. Pacifism of this
kind is taking the straight road to a world in which there will be no

Cs. Lewis

Pacifism is objectively
pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war
effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other. Nor
is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present
one. In practice, ‘he that is not with me is against me’

- George Orwell, writing about pacifists in Britain during 1942

we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our
rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for
- George Washington

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