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I don't think it will be a surprise where I fall on this position.

Talk about and discuss the merits and demerits of particular military actions in particular places at particular times - yes.

Blanket condemnation of everything based on principle - no.

I'm not a pacifist.  Humans being what they are, pacifism leads to the enslavement of the pacifists.  Find a way to fix humans, or turn government over to something non-human, and then I'll consider it.

I am gradually coming to realize that I'm not necessarily even an anti-Imperialist.  It's my empire, and I have an interest in making it work as well as it can.  As bad as it is, it's likely better than the other options.

And I'm not a fan of general, inflexible principles.  I don't think they are reasonable or useful ways to understand the world, and they are even worse guides for decisions.

I'm a bad leftist, I guess.

by Zwackus on Fri Sep 2nd, 2011 at 06:36:27 AM EST

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