Sunday, January 9, 2011

With Respect to Non-Violence

War and calculated aggression impose an urgency that is incompatible with philosophy as a serious enterprise. Hunger and need may also lead to such an urgency. War is an act of force. Does it follow that force is an act of war? War, although in the mind of the religious philosopher could never be a positive or absolute good, could be a "negative good" in the sense of preventing surrender to an oppressive force.

What is the difference between active battle campaigns and a repressive attrition. The USA, a society that knows little in the way of moral bounds with regards to "pursuit of happiness" is totalitarian in its effect of the multitudes trying desperately to make ends meet and defend their territory, way of life, and indigenous resources.

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