Friday, January 12, 2007

Pacifism

Terry Glavin, normally here and often here on non-violence:
"...non-violent resistance to oppression is always right, proper and necessary, but sometimes it must also be accompanied by force of arms. Against certain kinds of enemies, non-violence just isn't enough.

However unpleasant this might be, it's the way the world is, and to pretend that it isn't is to harbour something the great British essayist and novelist George Orwell,
writing in the Partisan Review in 1942, succinctly described as "a bourgeois illusion bred of money and security."

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