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War Is the Answer
Front Page, by Daniel Greenfield

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Posted By:Judy W., 11/25/2012 6:57:36 AM

For the last hundred years the best and brightest of the civilized world have been engaged in the business of peace. In the days before the Nobel Peace Prize became a joke, it was expected that scientific progress would lead to moral progress. (Snip) Since the League of Nations folded, the warring peoples of the world have added the atom bomb, the suicide bomber, the jet plane, the remotely guided missile, the rape squad, the IED, the child soldier and the stealth fighter to their arsenals.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/25/2012 7:50:39 AM     (No. 9032786)

Great piece.

More proof that the left gets it as wrong as it can be gotten on every issue every time.

They are truly an Oracle.

When in doubt...consult the left and do the opposite.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gewgaw, 11/25/2012 7:53:17 AM     (No. 9032790)

Peace can only be achieved by victory....what an eye/mind opening article for a Sunday morning.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 11/25/2012 7:56:46 AM     (No. 9032791)

Very good article. Bottom line: when you encounter evil, crush it. Don´t let it grow. Don´t let it be defended by those who proclaimed themselves morally superior.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/25/2012 8:26:50 AM     (No. 9032808)

The fallacies of modern liberalism are based upon a willful misunderstanding of human beings, beginning with themselves. Their basic assumptions are false and obstinately unexamined. Leftist schemes can never succeed because people do not think and act the way they would have to in order for such fantasies to become real. Leftism represents a rejection of reality and a refusal to learn from experience.

It is not always a matter of simple ignorance. Most Americans, as we know from studies, are almost unbelievably ignorant of history. That might seem to explain their lack of understanding of present events, but it is not that simple. For many who are thus ignorant of history are wise to the ways of human beings; while many, perhaps most with graduate and post-graduate training in history still manage to delude themselves about the documented behavior and nature of human beings, even though there are thousands of years of data to make plain what is plain to most people from introspection and daily experience.

War is not an unfortunate, unnecessary, always undesirable and avoidable misunderstanding and misfortune. War is what we, i.e. human beings, do. It is an essential part of who and what we are. Pretending otherwise puts us at the greatest possible peril from enemies who do not, like us, indulge in the luxury of wishful thinking.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jglas, 11/25/2012 8:46:45 AM     (No. 9032830)

Liberals don´t think beyond the obvious, you want peace, forbid war, too much poverty, everyone must share. They cannot comprehend the sense of ´if you want peace practice for war´ or ´if you want less poverty in society individuals have to first help themselves.´ That those ways work to bring peace and prosperity is just history and yet liberals never learn them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sunsong, 11/25/2012 8:47:52 AM     (No. 9032831)

This is sick and this guy is, himself, immoral. How sad that he has a following.

Peace *is* better than war. And those who cannot see that live in darkness. The utter lack of imagination, the lack of wisdom, the lack of understanding is stunning. War is hell and those who celebrate it and advocate for it and desire it have lost touch with their humanity. It is better to reach for an impossible goal - an ideal like peace - than it is to sink to the level of evil itself.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 11/25/2012 8:51:38 AM     (No. 9032836)

Since the doves forced the U.S. to lose the Vietnam War it seems nations including the U.S. merely "play war." There are rules, civilians have to be protected, captives have to be treated humanely and sent back home, you don´t bomb haphazardly, etc. War used to be war, you fought until one side surrendered and you brought that surrender about as fast as possible. Sometimes war was for conquest, conversely sometimes to prevent the conquest of your own country, sometimes to save people from dictatorships, sometimes like the American Civil War to free a group of people from slavery (but give the freed people something to do next time, Lincoln). Hamas isn´t going to give up, the Taliban aren´t going to give up, Al Quaeda isn´t going to give up, China won´t give up nor will Russia. It´s either kill or be killed, no holds barred and to the victor belongs the spoils. The U.S. won´t be the victor in the next real war, Israel will be.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/25/2012 9:26:13 AM     (No. 9032878)

If peace is the absence of war, it must also be the absence of evil, and that will never be. So, if evil will always be, then peace must be the containment of evil. Unless technology reveals a way to contain evil without violence, we’re resigned to living with war.

Sorry, Libs and Peaceniks, get used to it. As George Will put it, paraphrased, perhaps, “For us to enjoy peace, there must be hard men on the wall, ready to visit violence upon those who would harm us.”


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Reply 9 - Posted by: tren9, 11/25/2012 9:34:36 AM     (No. 9032889)

There is, historically, one method that brings periods of peace. This method has worked over and over again. No other method has been even one tenth as successful.

Kick the stuffing out of your enemy and impose peace on him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: curious1, 11/25/2012 9:44:38 AM     (No. 9032900)

Amen, #3.
Our ancestors allowed libtards to exist and expand in our society instead of crushing their evil. Now look at what we are facing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/25/2012 9:47:55 AM     (No. 9032902)

#6

It is by no means obvious that peace is always better than war. Subtract the great wars of history and the world would at the very least look very different. Suppose, for example, the Persians and not the Greeks had won the Persian War(s)? Suppose Hitler and the Axis had won World War II?

If peace is always and without exception better than war, then it follows that slavery is at least some of the time better than freedom. Other things follow, too, e.g. genocide.

It is a Straw Man fallacy to argue that peace is better than war. It also contains the elements of petitio principii, or begging the question, which presumes that war is always avoidable and that the avoidance of war is always good.

But the questions, the answers to which are obvious to most but not all, are these: Is war always avoidable? Is the avoidance of war always good?

There is a third question, the most important of all: what is the best way to minimize the risk of war? About this, wise men and those who have studied the matter are in near universal agreement: the best way to minimize the risk of war is to be prepared to fight and win. Strength deters, while weakness invites aggression.

And aggression is a permanent and inextricable element of human nature. Even those who profess to be in favor of peace manifest their own aggression to those who remind others of the persistence and ubiquity of war!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/25/2012 10:04:03 AM     (No. 9032924)

The left, I submit, knows the essence of this article extremely well. They are not simply naive to push their ´peace at any cost´ ideology. It is a deliberate attempt to force unilateral dis-armament by the Democratic West. Just watch Zippy´s ´defense´ policy for these eight years.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: devnull, 11/25/2012 10:34:36 AM     (No. 9032965)

Orcs only understand war.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: thenightowl, 11/25/2012 11:32:36 AM     (No. 9033042)

It´s unfortunate that those who advocate the loudest for peace seldom create it. Instead they brutally crush the realists in their midst in the name of a utopian idea, and seldom, if ever, recognize the irony or evil of their methodology. Peaceniks lie to themselves and others and then proceed to make war on reality. What a mess!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: sunsong, 11/25/2012 12:31:42 PM     (No. 9033130)

The GOP isn´t known as the stupid party for nothing. They are against women, against gays, against Latinos, against the poor and the needy, against anything other than what they believe

but hey! they are *for* war - lol
absolutely - go out and sell that - lol

At some point you have to realize that you must stand for something that is true - peace *is* better tha war - something that is beautiful and war *is* ugly - and something that is good. Peace is filled with goodness.

Because something is hard is a stupid reason to give up on it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 11/25/2012 6:21:43 PM     (No. 9033534)

Methinks # 6 is still self medicating with the rest of the left over losers of the ´60´s generation.....


"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
John Stewart Mills

Si vis pacem, para bellum

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Reply 17 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/25/2012 9:58:54 PM     (No. 9033718)

Si vis pacem, para bellum. If you seek peace, prepare for war. This is a principle which has kept our nation safe for over two hundred years. Those times we have been least prepared for war, we have come closest to destruction.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pigop, 11/25/2012 10:11:43 PM     (No. 9033729)

FTA ~ "The business of peace is the industry of death. Behind the peace sign is a field of flowers with a grave for every one. Behind the peace agreement and the ceasefire is another war that will be worse than the last."

What a paradox! Brilliant piece, bravo!



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