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  The history of peace marches: Peace marches encourage tyrants.

The Gandhi error: Peace works against democracies. Peace doesn't work against tyrants.

Gandhi was a loony

Sanctions v. War (In defence of war)

  "Anti-war" protests before Iraq

"Anti-war" protests after Iraq

The left encourages Islamist terror

How to end war: Make every country a democracy.

Peace and non-violence

Everyone wants to see a world without war. But the only way to have that is to have a world without dictators.

If "peace" movements focused on getting the criminals (i.e. the dictatorships) to disarm, I would support them. But they focus on getting the police (i.e. the democracies) to disarm.

Democracies disarming or refusing to go to war in the face of dictatorships is likely to lead to an increase in dictatorships, and an increase in war, violence, genocide and oppression.


The "peace" movement usually tries to disarm the police (the democracies), when what is needed is to disarm the criminals (the non-democracies).
Stop the jihad!
Peace on earth now!


The history of "anti-war" protests - Peace marches encourage tyrants


"All we are saying .. is give peace a chance", by John Lennon, 1969.
They did. America abandoned Vietnam and Cambodia in 1973. It gave peace a chance.
The result was the communists killed millions of people.

The Gandhi error - Peace works against democracies. Peace doesn't work against tyrants.

Gandhi and Martin Luther King were successful not because they used peaceful methods, but because their opponents were democracies.

Gandhi was a loony

Yes, the peace thing is wonderful. He did not kill people.

But let's face it. Gandhi was a bit of a loony.

"Holier Than Thou" (2005) by Penn and Teller takes on Gandhi.

"A story about Mahatma Gandhi has been circulating for years. After being given a tour of Great Britain, he was asked in Parliament what he thought of British civilization. Gandhi's answer: that it might be a good idea. The story is hard to trace to its source and may be apocryphal. Even so, that reply - revealing little wit and even less wisdom - aptly sums up Gandhi's ingratitude, hypocrisy, arrogance and incomprehension."
- The brilliant Ibn Warraq in Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate's Defense of Liberal Democracy.

Sanctions v. War (In defence of war)

"Where Is the Love?" (2003), by The Black Eyed Peas, is typical of the modern confusion about "peace".
All violence is wrong, in their view. There is no difference between the men in Operation Overlord and their opponents.
"Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism; But we still got terrorists here livin' In the USA, the big CIA; The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK".
Well, it saves thinking.

"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
- Winston Churchill, "The Gathering Storm", 1948, on going to war early when the enemy is weak, rather than later when he is strong.

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