"World Opinion" & "Peace Movements"

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  1. Adam's Apple

    Adam's Apple Senior Member

    Apr 25, 2004
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    Pacifists Vs Peace
    By Thomas Stovall, The Conservative Voice
    July 21, 2006

    One of the many failings of our educational system is that it sends out into the world people who cannot tell rhetoric from reality. They have learned no systematic way to analyze ideas, derive their implications and test those implications against hard facts.

    "Peace" movements are among those who take advantage of this
    widespread inability to see beyond rhetoric to realities. Few people even
    seem interested in the actual track record of so-called "peace" movements --
    that is, whether such movements actually produce peace or war.

    Take the Middle East. People are calling for a cease-fire in the interests of peace. But there have been more cease-fires in the Middle East than anywhere else. If cease-fires actually promoted peace, the Middle East would be the most peaceful region on the face of the earth instead of the most violent.

    Was World War II ended by cease-fires or by annihilating much of
    Germany and Japan? Make no mistake about it, innocent civilians died in the
    process. Indeed, American prisoners of war died when we bombed Germany.

    There is a reason why General Sherman said "war is hell" more
    than a century ago. But he helped end the Civil War with his devastating
    march through Georgia -- not by cease fires or bowing to "world opinion" and
    there were no corrupt busybodies like the United Nations to demand replacing
    military force with diplomacy.

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  2. dilloduck

    dilloduck Diamond Member

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    Austin, TX

    Politically correct "wars' guarantee that nothing will ever really be resolved, merely swept under the rug so everyone can pretend nothing is happening. Reality is too much for some people to handle.

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