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  •  The reflexive response of liberals.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Wordsinthewind, Onomastic

    ....against violence is far less likely to end in disaster than the reflexive attraction to violent solutions found in many conservatives. It's a good first approximation. But it isn't infallibly correct. Nothing that is "reflexive" is ever right all the time, and a nonviolent outcome can be achieved by means that include threats of violence. Do you seriously think, for instance, that the British would have paid much attention to Gandhi if it hadn't been a choice between him and a revolt that would have left India knee-deep in blood? Dream on.

    "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

    by sagesource on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 11:42:32 AM PDT

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