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March 26th, 2003


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12:56 am - hmm
this from J..
With all of this talk of impending war, many of us will encounter "Peace Activists" who will try and convince us that we must refrain from retaliating against the ones who terrorize us all. These activists may be alone or in a gathering... most of us don't know how to react to them.

When you come upon one of these people, or one of their rallies, here is the 7-step approach to responding to them:

1. Listen politely while this person explains their views. Strike up a conversation if necessary and look very interested in their ideas. They will tell you how revenge is immoral, and that by attacking the people who did this to us, we will only bring on more violence. They will probably use many arguments, ranging from political to religious to humanitarian.

2. In the middle of their remarks, without any warning, punch them in the face.

3. When the person gets up off of the ground, they will be very angry and they may try to hit you, so be careful.

4. Very quickly and calmly remind the person that violence only brings about more violence and remind them of their stand on this matter. Tell them if they are really committed to a nonviolent approach to undeserved attacks, they will turn the other cheek and negotiate a solution.

5. Most of them will think for a moment and then agree that you are correct.

6. As soon as they do that, hit them again. Only this time hit them much, much harder. Square in the face.

7. Repeat steps 3-6 until the desired results are obtained and the idiot realizes how stupid an argument he/she is making.
reminded me of this..
One World War II Quaker conscientious objector had been a professional wrestler. Once when he and some other inmates of the Coshocton CPS camp in Ohio made a trip into town, they were hassled about their pacifism by some local youths, who insisted that only force could change the German's views.
In response, the ex-wrestler took off his coat, challenged one of the local boys to a match, and promptly threw the townie across the room.
He then asked the youth, "Now do you believe that force won't change people's views?"
"Heck no!" the local boy hollered back.
"That's exactly my point," said the Quaker, who put on his coat and left.

np: oasis - don't go away

(3 shots upside the head | en garde!)

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From:ardentdelirium
Date:March 26th, 2003 05:02 am (UTC)
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2. In the middle of their remarks, without any warning, punch them in the face.

Dan, here I am receptioning, greeting people and smling politely and I read that line and I practically spit coffee on the people coming out of the elevator
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From:kingnixon
Date:March 26th, 2003 12:12 pm (UTC)
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not my fault, blame cptngoth
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From:ninjer
Date:March 27th, 2003 01:05 am (UTC)
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I've seen that 7-step bullshit before.

It's pretty stupid if you consider that most peace activists aren't pacifists, or they aren't personal pacifists . . . they are global pacifists (if that).

Most peace activists are against WAR. There is a huge difference between thousands dying daily and a fist-fight.

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