Evil Cannot Be Negotiated Away
Take these two reality pills and the fog will lift.
See Dr Sanity, now- no one- and we mean no one- can present an argument more clearly or powerfully. Her remarks are always cogent, incisive and elegant. Her words more than resonated with us this morning.
...Antiwar protestors always make a point of questioning what war is good for? You have heard them chanting this query at almost every one of their peace marches. The truth is that no sane person wants war, but it may be the only possible response to evil. And in human history, there have been many evils far worse than war...
If the peace movement really were a peace movement, its members would be denouncing the true threats to peace and trying their damndest to disarm and neutralize the likes of Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah etc. etc. Instead, they champion these groups, demand cease-fires with them (never acknowledging that there is no way to hold them to account when they break the ceasefire, as they inevitably do) and say little about their standard operational policies that deliberately target the innocent...
War is a always a terrible choice. No reasonable person could believe that it is benign or intrinsically "good" to wage war. Yet, it is sometimes a choice that reasonable people need to make simply because evil exists in the world and it cannot go unchecked--that is, not if you truly care about innocent human life.
The track record of pacifism is horrendous. Not only do "peace movements" fail to bring peace; but by protecting, appeasing, and minimizing true evil, they ensure that war--when it inevitably comes--costs even more in terms of human suffering and lives.
Read Pacifism- What Is It Good For, and think.
Seraphic Secret addresses the Israeli struggle with Hizbollah and the insidious terror of those who would impede the fight over of good over evil:
No matter what Israel does, she will be damned by the moral fools of this world. Kofi Anan, who ordered his UN soldiers to sit and watch as 800,000 Tutsi were slaughtered with machetes by their Hutu neighbors, when he could have saved untold thousands, has the temerity to suggest that he holds the moral high ground.
Kofi Anan is nothing but a war criminal. He should be tried and put on public display in his custom made suits and $1,200 Loeb shoes. Yes, as the Muslim Janjaweed rape, murder and torch close to a million innocent civilians in Darfur, Kofi Anan talks about Israel's "disproportionate response."
The only thing disproportionate is Kofi Anan's broken moral compass. He is a barbarian. He speaks in lovely, rounded Oxford tones, much nicer than my harsh Brooklyn accent, but that does not make the fact that he enables genocide any more acceptable.
There is nothing more passionate than truth. Robert ends with a quote from William Tecumsah Sherman:
"War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out."
"War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over."
"If you want to end a war, you must end citizens support."
"The object of war is a more perfect peace."