Sunday, September 7, 2008

Re: The Marine Corps and the SAS

Dolly wrote,

Lawrence, if you find talking to civilians about fighting and war a waste to time, I suggest you desist.


I find that trying to get you and some other Leftists to behave civilly is probably a waste of time as well. Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment.

You took one little item in my note, not a major one and certainly not the main argument of my note, and made of it something to jab me with. That illustrates something I’ve long noticed, and have commented upon before. You and some of the other self-avowed anti-violent people are far more verbally violent than I am. I think the last time this came up some of you said that verbal violence didn’t count – only actual violence – only sticks and stones. Okay, let’s take it a step farther.

Does my believing in national defense make me more violent than someone that doesn’t? I don’t think it does. I think it means the opposite. I propose to help the weak and defenseless from violent people. I oppose violent attacks against the weak and the defenseless, and believe that violence in their defense is honorable. To not oppose the violence of someone attacking the weak and defenseless means that you are permitting and in effect promoting it. By permitting the violent attack upon the weak and defenseless you are promoting a more malevolent and dishonorable form of violence than the violence I advocate – the honorable violence in defense of national security, and in defense of our people and allies.

Lawrence Helm

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