“Pacifism”

It’s strange how people misrepresent the meaning of words when it suits their purpose.

Such as “pacifism”. It doesn’t mean what some people wish it meant.

It isn’t “pacifism” to oppose aggression. You can even oppose aggression violently. In fact, sometimes that’s the only way you can oppose it effectively.

I oppose aggression in all its forms. I am not a pacifist. The very thought sickens me. I’ve known people who said they were pacifists, and if that’s what they want I’m not going to insist they change. But pacifism seems like a rejection of responsibility. If you won’t fight to protect yourself or others from archation, it seems like you are helping the bad guys.

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Kent McManigal

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