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July 19, 2014

Comment Spotlight: "War and Peace are concepts that are orthogonal to the other."

From a distance, the dance of both can appear very similar (Randori within a Dojo vs dance moves between Men and Women), though the intent is very markedly different.

War is Mankind's natural state and has been all we have known for Millenia uncounted, peace is its Supernatural State and is only known in the last several Millenia with the coming of the Axial Age and the fruit of it which is Western Civilization.

Love thy enemies. Hate their behaviors.

My hate is reserved for their Demonlord, Allah and the poison that flows through the minds of terrorists who are capable of killing the weak, and persecuting the innocent with out even an ounce of guilt.

My view of war can be summed up in the form mentioned several times here by Gerard: Revenge vs Reckoning. If there's gonna be a fight, make sure it never happens again. Or as put in the Movie Iron Man:

They say the best weapon is one that you never have to fire. I prefer the weapon that you only need to fire once. That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it, and its worked out pretty good so far.

The battle is not with the Kill-bot Jihadists, it is with Islam itself. Treat it like you'd treat any Christian Cult that kills .. well... anybody:

Abolish it.

Many different ways to fight and guns are merely one aspect. Another way is by Law. I simply love the manner in which British General Charles Napier dealt with the Hindu custom of Sati, which is the burning widows alive on the funeral pyre of their dead husband: "Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs."

Many, many ways to fight. With the depth of imagination of the man at peace there are a multitude of ways of dealing with the savage - one of which is with guns. Posted by: John Condon to Nihilism isn’t the absence of a belief.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 19, 2014 9:58 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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