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Originally posted by revmoofoo
As I've grown older I've become a pacifist. Which isn't an easy task when you have anger issues and PTSD (to name but 2 of the many reasons why I became a pacifist) Sure, I was in the Army and sure I was a martial arts instructor. However, just because I still have all the skills (and still practice them 20 years on) that doesn't mean I have to use them.
That said, I will (and have done in the past) fight to defend my family...show me a loving soul who wouldn't.
I'm not a coward, but I am a pacifist who has seen far too much of life to be anything else.
edit on 28/5/2012 by revmoofoo because: ETA
Originally posted by Gauss
reply to post by longjohnbritches
I'm sorry, what?
First of all, those who went to the chambers just proves my point - if they had fought, at least they had had a fighting chance to survive. Secondly, they didn't just go "wily nily" to the chambers. Read up on the war in the ghetto in Warszaw. Thirdly, if we've learnt anything from World War 2, it's that pacifism does - not - work. Or rather, there are always cases when pacifism will lead to genocide, and violence will lead to less death than pacifism, as strange as it may sound.
Originally posted by Germanicus
What pacifism really is,is us being told that we must live with dishonour.
I like that a samuria would remove your head for looking at him the wrong way.
I like that a samurai will commit seppuku before he would even consider living with the shame of being dishonoured.
Why cant we have duels? You should be able to work out your own problems.
Society is designed for the weak,cowardly merchant. They have crafted society in a way that prevents us from having justice.
Now all the pathetic,weak,rude jerks of the world have taken over. Everyone is a coward. Its sickening. People should be ashamed of themselves. Society should be ashamed.
There are so many societies in history that value being a warrior and value maintaining your honour.
Our Western Society is a pathetic,scared,dispicable,cowardly poor excuse of a society. Im not sure if it can be changed because most of you really are pathetic cowards.edit on 28-5-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)