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    Re: Should anti-military activist (let alone any activist) be allowed access to schoo

    Schools are designed to educate our children.

    Activism has no place in schools. If non-students want to be active in politics, they can do it someplace else.

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    Re: Should anti-military activist (let alone any activist) be allowed access to schoo

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I would say the best situation is somewhere in between, that is, only using force honorably and when necessary, extreme pacifism, while admittedly admirable, can be dangerous in the face of the truly vicious, however, as you have described, too extreme on the militaristic side and we have totalitarianism, expansionism, and imperialism, which are all known freedom killers.
    What exactly is 'extreme pacifism'? I define it as a complete unwillingness to fight back regardless of what your oppressors say or do. In what way is that dangerous? The few examples of 'extreme pacifism' I can think of are by individuals and not nations. Gandhi and MLK Jr. are some and I'm sure there many others but the ones that come to mind managed to achieve their goals in the end through 'extreme pacifism'. No nation truly practices 'extreme pacifism'. Only individuals can practice 'extreme pacifism'. So how exactly is it dangerous?
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    Re: Should anti-military activist (let alone any activist) be allowed access to schoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What exactly is 'extreme pacifism'? I define it as a complete unwillingness to fight back regardless of what your oppressors say or do.
    Correct
    In what way is that dangerous?
    It can get you harmed or killed if you are being attacked, other than that, living peacefully is admirable.
    The few examples of 'extreme pacifism' I can think of are by individuals and not nations. Gandhi and MLK Jr. are some and I'm sure there many others but the ones that come to mind managed to achieve their goals in the end through 'extreme pacifism'. No nation truly practices 'extreme pacifism'. Only individuals can practice 'extreme pacifism'. So how exactly is it dangerous?
    Very few examples of non-violent resistance end well, however Ghandi and MLK jr. were good examples, typically though, leaders of such movements are not charismatic enough to convey a convincing message of tolerance of the suffering that not fighting back brings, and again, extreme pacifism can be dangerous, if the person assualting you doesn't mind hurting you, or if in fact that is their goal to begin with.
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