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11th November 2006 - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 12th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Be my guest. Consider it placed in the public domain.
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 12th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the very same.

I buy it because I choose to remember the legacy of war by taking an active step to prevent future wars. No criticisms of other people's methods of remembrance implied or explicit.

I'm also a Peace Pledge Union member.
From: ex_lark_asc Date: November 13th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Grumble grumble human nature impossible to stamp it out gah bah grumble.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 13th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Pragmatism and pacifism are not comfortable bedfellows. But not being able to stop war is not mutually incompatible with believing that when wars happen, everyone loses.
From: ex_lark_asc Date: November 13th, 2006 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
... apart from the people who don't wind up living under dictatorship, invaded, what have you. Y'know, the ones the soldiers die for.

I do unfortunately believe that war is the most unpleasant necessity of human life.
undyingking From: undyingking Date: November 13th, 2006 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
There are lots of aspects of human nature which, while impossible to stamp out, we've managed by social consensus to place under some degree of restraint.
From: ex_lark_asc Date: November 13th, 2006 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Mmm. Interesting that we haven't managed the same with war in all the years of our evolution, isn't it? Ditto bigotry, religious zeal and similar social dividers. Says a lot about the monkey mind if you ask me. Do you really believe we have evolved as creatures to the point where we *can* behave differently? Or are we just swimming in a very different pond?

Don't get me wrong, I think Blair should be shot for getting Britain into someone else's war, but I disagree with the principle that war *can* be avoided entirely, or even restrained in all circumstances. Neville Chamberlain tried that before WWII and nearly got us into a right mess.
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