[thechat] war phase 2

Joe Crawford jcrawford at avencom.com
Tue Nov 27 14:42:53 CST 2001

Quackamoe wrote:

> So, what is a fitting response <snips>?

I am also interested in the answer to this, Erika. You seem to be simply 
  universally against all use of force.

I disagree with this, as warfare and killing do indeed come with the 
territory if we accept the premise of national borders. Whether 
nationalism is a legitimate phenomenon is a different issue - and not 
one that we can fix today, or even in the near term. Paradoxically, a 
major reason for the broad freedoms we have here in the USA are a result 
of nationalism, bloodshed and warfare. I'm speaking in the absract here 
- not about specifics. Don't mistake these statements to be broad 
approval of all warfare as practiced by the USA - that's a larger issue.


	- Joe <http://artlung.com/>

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