Monday, August 20, 2012
on why i don't know if i'm a pacifist
“Not only am I a pacifist, I’m a militant pacifist.” (Einstein)
A person I know says he’s a pacifist. He, the grandson of a man who fought in World War 2, and of another who fought in the navy, says that if someone were to threaten his family, he would not defend them.
He says this and then he buys Modern Warfare 2. He says this and then he blows people’s heads off, virtually.
I don’t like guns. The physical or virtual kind. And in an ideal world, I’m a pacifist too. A lion-sleeps-with-the-lamb kind of girl. But in this world, the lion eats the lamb. So when that happens, do we just sit back? Or do we defend the lamb?
(join me over at A Deeper Story for the rest of this post, friends? thank you...)
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