Monday, July 13, 2015
In the face of evil, find no comfort in pacifism
Some who consider such statements anathema include genuine pacifists — that is, people who hate war, as opposed to pretend-pacifists, who merely hate the West. What I’ve always found ironic about the first group, the genuine pacifists, is that what they would like is so completely at odds with what they’re likely to get. Their aim is to avoid bloodshed, but what they achieve is more leeway for tyrants and fanatics of the nuclear ayatollahs’ kind: empire builders, secular or religious, for whom shedding blood is all in a day’s work.