Quote: Originally Posted by Spade
I most profoundly disagree.
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The eternal question is what price peace? Do we submit to lunatic theology of the Islamist? Or the slave-state political philopsophy of communist China? Who do we let rule us.......and how much degradation and humiliation do we allow to be heaped upon us before we respond?
Western civilization is at the absolute apex of human development.....never have so many been so rich and so free........We need to keep vigilant, both against our own leaders' lust for power, and our enemies' desire to destroy us utterly. We have a thing worth defending. Indeed, I am actually quite pleased that in our society, pacifists can dream their dreams basically unmolested. It speaks well of us.
But it does not change in the slightest the truth, as stated by George Orwell.... "We sleep peacefully in our beds only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf".
And we need to provide them the tools required to keep us free.