And another thing…

Those who piously insist, “Violence is not the answer” are believers in the cult of “If I say it often enough, it will become true”.

The most cursory glance at human history will prove that not only is violence an answer, it is usually the answer.  It’s only human nature to pay close attention to the grievances of those who blow shit up and invade your country with a Mongol horde.

Published in: on January 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Violence does settle things provided there’s enough of it. Sometimes you think you have enough like in Vietnam, but you don’t. Or now in Afghanistan. People say but what about their hearts and minds? But if you blow them all up you don’t need to worry about that.

    • Exactly. I was listening to this candy-ass White House schmuck give a press meeting on the news, and he kept saying over and over again, “Violence is not the answer, violence will solve nothing, the government needs to realize that violence will not solve the issues of these protesters’ grievances…”

      And I’m thinking, “Yes, it will. Kill them all, problem solved from the government’s view.” Which is sort of obvious, really. Our own government isn’t too proud to stoop to such behavior, so I don’t know where they get off preaching to the Egyptians.

      • “Violence is not the answer” coming from politicians who employ mobs of blue-uniformed thugs to enforce their decrees is the pinnacle of hypocrisy. 😦

  2. This is an argument brought out in the writings of Robert Heinlein in several of his sci fi novels. In Starship Troopers the reference ies made to the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that violence DID in fact prove to be at least SOME kind of an answer for them.

    • Big fan of Heinlein, and Starship Troopers is one of my favorite books. I haven’t read it in a while (and my copy’s at the house so can’t look it up) but I’m fairly sure that’s the book which says, “Pacifism is espoused by the same people who insist rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” In the part where it’s describing why military service is required for citizenship, or something, IIRC.

      I might be mixing my quotes though.

      P.S. The movie was so much fail. Whoever thought that was a good idea needs to be taken out behind the movie studio and shot.

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