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Sadly, we must sometimes both prevent AND address evil.

Posted by: MDG on December 23, 1999 at 17:57:09:

In Reply to: Because I believe in permanent solutions, not firefighting. posted by Farinata on December 23, 1999 at 17:25:40:

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Farinata, I can't argue with anything you've written, as I came to those conclusions on my own some time ago, though they are still being refined (hence, my participation on this board).

It did take millions to prevent the slaughter of millions, sadly. Was this a sacrifice by the Allies' soldiers, or suicide, or murder by the State? Depends who you ask, I suppose, though my father voluntarily joined the air force in WWII (being Jewish, it was an easy decision for him to make).

While we can't re-write history, we can learn from it. We should therefore strive to prevent war. While striving, though, we must still address genocide when it surfaces, and the quicker the better. Perhaps millions would not have died to stop Hitler had the rest of the world jumped on him sooner; the U.N. is facing similar criticism today for allowing the Rwandan genocide to occur while earlier ignoring all the warning signs that it was coming.

On a different topic: I followed the anarchist FAQ link you provided Frenchy and was surprised to find that there are others who share an ideology I've slowly been developing on my own: primitivist anarchism (PA). Of course, I haven't committed myself to thinking this through entirely, so I'm not ready to declare myself a full-fledged PA, but it's fascinating how certain ideas wind their way through the mass mind, eh?

Happy Holidays, F!

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