April 02, 2006

Selective Pacifism

Do you remember? On March 23, three peace activists from Christian Peacemaker Teams were freed by coalition forces after being kidnapped and held captive since November 26, 2005. The rescue came a fortnight after the body of their murdered colleague and co-hostage, the American Tom Fox, was discovered in Iraq on March 9.

Prior to their rescue, the surviving hostages, Briton Norman Kember and Canadians Jim Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden, were last seen in a videotape dating February 28, which was broadcast on Al Jazeera two days before Fox’s body was found and according to reports from the Beeb, there were signs that Fox had been beaten before being killed.

The response of the antiwar group to the rescue of three of their kidnapped activists, namely condemning the U.S.-led military intervention in Iraq, was not exactly favourably received, so that Iraq's embassy to Canada, in a refreshingly un-diplomatic move, lashed out at the Christian Peacemaker Teams organisationon on Friday, calling them "phoney pacifists" and "dupes". (Thank you guys!)

This brilliant opinion piece is from today's CalgarySun.com:
Pacifist group revealed as moral imbeciles
By Ian Robinson

When the three Western hostages were rescued by coalition forces in Iraq last week and returned to Canada, was I the only one who was disappointed?

Was I the only one who thought: Dear Lord. Is THIS what all the fuss was about?

These smarmy, international busybodies, the Gladys Kravitzes of the Iraq occupation, peering out at the world from behind the curtains with their pursed little disapproving lips?

These sanctimonious, reality challenged little creeps?

And even after the release, the organization to which they're attached was still taking metaphorical shots at the coalition of troops who rescued them.

"As peacemakers who hold firm to our commitment to non-violence, we are also deeply grateful that they fired no shots to free our colleagues," their press release said.

What would the hostages have done if shots had been fired? Voluntarily returned to captivity?

If ever a group wasn't worth the effort and risk to free them, it's these guys.

NOTE TO CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS: For the love of the God you claim to follow, hire a public relations consultant.

Otherwise, the next freed hostage of yours might turn up and say what James Loney did, that: "After this, I'm going to disappear for a little while into a different kind of abyss -- an abyss of love."

An abyss of love. Loney, you silver-tongued devil, you.

A report out of Baghdad also indicated these self-involved, self-righteous morons declined to provide valuable intelligence about their kidnappers to the British, U.S. and Canadian soldiers who saved their lives!

See, members of Christian Peacemaker Teams are pacifists and they don't co-operate with men with guns who might use the information to track down kidnappers and/or terrorists and shoot them in the head until they agree to stop kidnapping and/or terrorizing people.

Pacifists don't believe in violence and refuse to use it or abet its use. Pacifists are therefore moral imbeciles.

They're like the guy at the party who won't kick in for the pizza but sneaks a slice when he thinks nobody's looking.

Pacifists are the same.

They're thieves who enjoy the protection offered by those they morally despise but aren't willing to get their hands dirty themselves.

They walk down our safe Canadian streets, enjoying that safety.

Never mind the only reason our streets are safe is because criminals are hunted down by men and women called "police officers."

Criminals don't co-operate with police and go meekly to the holding cells because criminals are nice people. They co-operate with police because if they don't, they'll get pepper-sprayed in the face or thumped with a baton or shot in the head, depending upon the degree of their non-co-operation.
We live in a civilized society -- in which wimpy pacifist losers can walk around safely -- because we live under constant threat of socially sanctioned government violence.
Pacifists such as Loney have never accomplished anything in this world and never will, and they've certainly never created what they purport to love: Peace.

They believe violence never solves anything when, in fact, the judicious use of violence solves many of the large problems.

South Korea is free because men -- real men, not pacifists -- sacrificed to stop the North Koreans from enslaving it. Ditto for Nazi and Japanese aggression during the Second World War. Violence ended black slavery on this continent.

All of those achievements were won by men with guns, not the wimps on the sidelines praying and feeling smug about occupying the moral high ground.
My take on that? Next time let them fry. The lifes of a dozen of those lemmings aren't worth the life of a single American, Canadian or Brit soldier.

Btw did you notice that those haemorrhoids of Western culture are always making a nuisance of themselves where The Great White Chief in the Great White House and Whites generally can be blamed? They are conspiciously absent when people in insignificant and far away places, such as in Sudan or Rwanda are hacking each other into little pieces with machetes, or when Bubba Saddam Dearest gassed the Kurds the Kurds laughed themselves to death over the fact that Bubba Saddam Dearest didn't have any weapons of mass destruction.

Isn't the lack of humility of those specific Christians, amazingly coupled with anticipating obedience and submission to dhimmitude, the pits of moral perversion?

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war is much
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to
fight, nothing which is more important than his own
personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no
chance of being free unless made and kept so by the ex-
ertions of better men than himself.
(John Stuart Mill)

(Hat tip to QuandO!)

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