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Posted on 04/02/2006 6:01:57 AM PDT by oxcart
Pacifist group revealed as moral imbeciles By Ian Robinson
When the three Western hostages were rescued by coalition forces in Iraq last week and returned to Canada, was I the only one who was disappointed?
Was I the only one who thought: Dear Lord. Is THIS what all the fuss was about?
These smarmy, international busybodies, the Gladys Kravitzes of the Iraq occupation, peering out at the world from behind the curtains with their pursed little disapproving lips?
These sanctimonious, reality challenged little creeps?
And even after the release, the organization to which they're attached was still taking metaphorical shots at the coalition of troops who rescued them.
"As peacemakers who hold firm to our commitment to non-violence, we are also deeply grateful that they fired no shots to free our colleagues," their press release said.
What would the hostages have done if shots had been fired? Voluntarily returned to captivity?
If ever a group wasn't worth the effort and risk to free them, it's these guys.
NOTE TO CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS: For the love of the God you claim to follow, hire a public relations consultant.
Otherwise, the next freed hostage of yours might turn up and say what James Loney did, that: "After this, I'm going to disappear for a little while into a different kind of abyss -- an abyss of love."
An abyss of love. Loney, you silver-tongued devil, you.
A report out of Baghdad also indicated these self-involved, self-righteous morons declined to provide valuable intelligence about their kidnappers to the British, U.S. and Canadian soldiers who saved their lives!
See, members of Christian Peacemaker Teams are pacifists and they don't co-operate with men with guns who might use the information to track down kidnappers and/or terrorists and shoot them in the head until they agree to stop kidnapping and/or terrorizing people.
Pacifists don't believe in violence and refuse to use it or abet its use. Pacifists are therefore moral imbeciles.
They're like the guy at the party who won't kick in for the pizza but sneaks a slice when he thinks nobody's looking.
Pacifists are the same.
They're thieves who enjoy the protection offered by those they morally despise but aren't willing to get their hands dirty themselves.
They walk down our safe Canadian streets, enjoying that safety.
Never mind the only reason our streets are safe is because criminals are hunted down by men and women called "police officers."
Criminals don't co-operate with police and go meekly to the holding cells because criminals are nice people. They co-operate with police because if they don't, they'll get pepper-sprayed in the face or thumped with a baton or shot in the head, depending upon the degree of their non-co-operation.
We have a functioning government in this country even when the Liberals are in power --although it pains me greatly to admit it,
Taxes are paid and used to fund various projects which are, technically, for the good of all.
I personally would not volunteer to pay income taxes because I am a greedy libertarian.
I pay my taxes because if I don't, men with guns in the service of the state will come to my house and drag my sorry butt to the slammer for evading income taxes.
We live in a civilized society -- in which wimpy pacifist losers can walk around safely -- because we live under constant threat of socially sanctioned government violence.
It's the reason I don't speed (too much), rob banks, use heroin, enslave the weak so I never have to do my own laundry again, or hunt down the teachers who annoyed me in high school to cover them in Hershey's chocolate syrup and stake them out on the nearest red ant hill in the hot sun.
(Yeah. Right. Like you've never thought about what you'd do if Parliament accidentally repealed the Criminal Code for a day.)
Pacifists such as Loney have never accomplished anything in this world and never will, and they've certainly never created what they purport to love: Peace.
They believe violence never solves anything when, in fact, the judicious use of violence solves many of the large problems.
South Korea is free because men -- real men, not pacifists -- sacrificed to stop the North Koreans from enslaving it. Ditto for Nazi and Japanese aggression during the Second World War. Violence ended black slavery on this continent.
All of those achievements were won by men with guns, not the wimps on the sidelines praying and feeling smug about occupying the moral high ground.
I have a favorite quote for the pacificists:
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
-John Stuart Mill
AMEN! Good article, by the way - thanks for posting it.
Excellent - and true.
Great quote. Thanks.
They do not follow God.
These little people are out only to boost their own sense of inferiority.
The god they follow is stupidity and in that boat are all Muslims also!
Great quote. If I am not mistaken, he also said something very close to: "We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence upon our enemies".
Excellent quote! My daughter is a senior at Univ of Tex. She said the "pacifists" are mean. She is afraid to upset them with hew views because she said they get angry easily and they will throw bottles and rocks at you. She said they have peace buttons all over their smelly hippy backpacks. She wants to buy some conservative buttons and put them on their backpacks while they aren't looking! She has one class, geography, where in the first week most of the students said "I don't care about making a lot of money" After FIVE years in college to get an education and a good job, she was thinking to herself "Geez I am in the wrong class!!!!" She knows it takes a lot of money just to pay the mortgage/rent, car payment, utilities, food, insurance, etc etc etc. She has priorities. She doesn't intend to live in a van down by the river nor does she plan to protest against her own country!
These groups would be the ones making sure there were straight lines and no shoving while marching to the gas chambers. Who do they think got them released ...Jimmy Carter's Sunday School class? What about their compatriot who was tortured and then shot in the head? I'm sure they are blaming Bush for that. These people make me want to puke.
I have often wondered just how involved in their own "kidnappings" these idiots are. It soothes me a bit to know that they ALWAYS get more than they bargained for when they find out that the terrorists aren't exactly what they fantasized.
These "peace activists" are exactly what Rush said they are: lonely, unimportant little people who do not matter. They want desperately to be involved, somehow so as to NOT feel as unimportant as they are.
These had no business being in a war zone, no reason to be there, but wanted to do something, ANYTHING to assuage their pathetic little egos.
These morons are no different from those we have been seeing since VietNam.
They claim to be against violence yet condone these same people that violently murdered their driver and translator. They had guns so I wonder why they're willing to protect and assist them to kill more than assist us so that we can prevent the very thing they're against...more killing.
That was, I believe, George Orwell.
Yes, Orwell. Thanks.
I know you have thought of these matters. Would you agree that these people are way off base in refusing to cooperate with the authorities in the cited instance?
My two cents: I believe they are free to believe as they choose, right up to the point that their beliefs place others in danger. They have crossed that line and should be held accountable for aiding and abetting.
"We live in a great and free country only because our forefathers were willing to wage war rather than accept the peace that spells destruction."
I've been waiting for months to see something in print exposing these phony, "Rachel Corrie Wannabees" and the author of this piece really nailed it!
My negative thoughts about wimpy, pacifist Canadians have
been challenged by this excellent article.
Thanks for the post.
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