It is semantics. I am the pacifist. I want to live free or die. It is clear to me the battle we face is for freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and anyone that infringes upon that is declaring war. Turn the other cheek? And then what?
Past generations have fought the battle of ideas and won. Freedom triumphed. Every generation must fight their battle for freedom, this is ours.
Oriana Fallaci in her brilliant new book, The Force of Reason states it plainly,, the force of reason as it were, the true nature of war;
If you ponder a little, you conclude that every deed of ours is an act of war. Each of our actions is a form of war waged against someone or something. Professional and political rivalry, for instance, are a form of war. Elections are a form of war. Competition in all of its facets is a form of war. And certain sports are full blown war. Including soccer which I have never liked because the sight of 22 guys stealing a ball from each other, kicking and kneeing each other, kicking and kneeing each other, disturbs me deeply. And don't talk to me about boxing or wrestling. The spectacle of two men harming each other, smashing each other's nose and mouth, dislocating each other's arm and legs twisting each other's necks, horrifies me. However, Plato is wrong when he says that war comes from human passions, that only man makes war. When a lion pursues a gazelle, sinks its teeth in its throat and rips its body to pieces, it commits an act of war. When a bird swoops down on a worm, grabs it in its beak and swallows it alive, it commits an act of war. When a fish eats another fish, an insect eats another insect, a gamete pursues another gamete, they commit an act of war. When weeds invade a cornfield, the same. Even an ivy that wraps itself around a tree commits an act of war. War is not a curse which characterizes human nature: it is a curse which characterizes Life. There is no way to avoid war because war is a part of Life.
This is self evident.FACT. Non partisan fact. It's in the DNA of life, can we move on and strategize now to win the war that has been declared on us? And win we will, there is a strategy to not only fight but to rid the world of oppression, slavery, genocide
Young Americans should reach out to individuals in other countries, whether democracies or repressive nations, to share with them American views and values and to help make them "ambassadors of freedom," says Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky.
"By doing that, you serve the purpose of freedom and make us safer."
"It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world,” the under secretary added.
"The path before us is clear," she said, "We must commit ourselves to promoting democracy and respect for the individual around the globe."
BREAKING NEWS: BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The American military has reported that U.S. and Iraqi forces launched the largest air assault since the U.S.-led invasion against insurgents north of Baghdad, in Salah ad Din. Go with G-d, fellas - we love you.