On pacifism …. #libertarian

There is a difference between self-defense and war.

Self-defense is a logical reaction to any threat to your individual physical and emotional existence.

War, on the other hand, is illogical,immoral, and inhumane. It leads to the subjugation of another people and eventually a dilution of the individual liberties of the conquered populace. Its results are absurd.

If one believes war is okay because in exchange for making one’s self a willing agent of mass violence you received an educational stipend and a meager pension, then you have selfishly draped yourself in a delusional state created by an absurd need for false comfort.

In addition, no entrepreneur in their right mind would think that the chaos created by war is good for business, revenues, or profit. Only a non-entrepreneur, a slave, would make that claim.

From this day forward, I am a pacifist…..

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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4 Responses to On pacifism …. #libertarian

  1. George Lindley says:

    Well we disagree again ( amiably i hope). I think pacifism is perfectly ok. if it is for the right reasons. if you don’t want to harm other people i think thats great. Some wars are fought to protect us , selfdefense. which you mentioned. some other wars are fought to help oppressed peoples. i do not disagree with them. i could go on , but I think i covered the basics. Best wishes in pacivism George

  2. kenski2013 says:

    I think that war in self-defense (like WW II against the Japanese, because they attacked us) is necessary for self preservation. I think that aggressive war like that waged by the US against Saddam Hussein and the Taliban in Afghanistan is a waste of time, money, resources and lives. The question about what to do with some group (like ISIS) who has openly threatened the United States falls somewhere in between. As for helping oppressed people, that may or may not be a good idea.

  3. kenski2013 says:

    It’s my opinion, Alton, that the people of the United States are basically isolationist in nature, it is our politicians who get us into these “adventures”, often for really bad reasons. We do have some international interests, especially with regard to trade (oil, scare natural resources) that present challenges in this regard.

  4. kenski2013 says:

    As for war being good for business, if one is in the defense industry of a winning side, then that’s one thing. Being in a war zone is completely different. I have often said, that those who don’t like doing business in the USA should try doing business in Bagdhad, Iraq, right now, or even for the last several years.

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