Saturday, September 19, 2009

Why pacifism is crap doctrine

Every once in a while, even bet wetting liberals stumble on the truth. Found this cartoon in my e-mail this morning, and realized that this is why pacifism and isolationism don't work and will get you a beat down. Basically, there are people in the world that aren't down with it. Because of that, when it comes to what Clauswitz called "friction", they don't back down. Friction means somebody's gonna lose. I don't agree with it being me, mine or us.

I don't know the artist's politics, so I don't know if he's a bed wetting liberal or an arch conservative. The cartoon is illustrative, though.


DirtCrashr said...

Something I read recently, "Violence is like duct-tape - if it isn't working you need to use more."

Haji said...

There's a lot of truth to that.

Anonymous said...

Or how about those bumper stickers that say "War doesn't decide who's right, only who's left". Most of us knew that all along. Except the lefties think it proves that you'd be better off losing... or something. Hard to be sure what their reasoning is, when they just run around screeching tangential gibberish when you ask them to explain it.

Haji said...

Yes. I call that bumper sticker philosophy, which many unfortunately apply to politics as well. The example you cited is an excellent one, too, because it's very touchy-feely and implies deep thought that ends with caring about people. The thing is, being Americans, we have no real idea of what it is to be subjugated, because it hasn't happened since before the Revolution.

"Who's left" wins, at which time it is better to be one of those left, rather than one of those who's side was too weak to win.