Peacenik

My views on the subject are quite consistent.  I don’t believe in War.

I protested Viet Nam, and Iraq, although I supported limited intervention into Afghanistan (and look where THAT got us).

I think it’s always better to try to work things out.

So as a public service, I am reposting this picture.  Because almost regardless of the details of the deal being worked out with Iran, compromises are better than war.

Deal or No Deal?  (Image courtesy of the White House, but I found it at CrooksandLiars.com)

Deal or No Deal? (Image courtesy of the White House, but I found it at CrooksandLiars.com)

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30 responses to “Peacenik

  1. You and I Elyse, we will continue down this path. We will I think be old hippies with our signs ‘War, what is it good for’ and singing along with Country Joe McDonald, just changing the names: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk68D91hTXw

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  2. I wish there were no such thing.

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  3. NotAPunkRocker

    Someone beat me to the song reference, so I will instead say that I am in total agreement with you.

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  4. War sucks… I guess the second world war sort of needed to happen… you know… so we didn’t all end up as Nazis… but other than that…

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    • WWII really was a fight against evil. So I agree, it needed to happen. Afghanistan was originally designed to get Al Quaeda and Bin Laden, and I supported that. Unfortunately, Dubya pulled troops and funding (Tora Bora) and let Bin Laden go in favor of WMDs that didn’t exist in Iraq and a threat that wasn’t to us from IRAQ. So like Obama, I’m against stupid wars…

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  5. Springsteen is one of the few who make Mick Jagger look like he is at an afternoon tea while on stage with the Stones. Always a showman, but the thing about this clip is I think he believes the message.

    When is Netanyahu scheduled to campaign Iowa farmlands?

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    • Springsteen is the man! And I love this clip — sent to me by another blogger (Thanks, Trend!)

      As for Netanyahu, I think he’s going to use Fox News as his proxy in Iowa.

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  6. Cheers to your consistency.

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  7. I just come here for the tags. *batting eyelashes*

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  8. I’ve used both the new editor and old editor, and gone back and forth with them. Overall, I prefer the old editor, and fail to understand how the new editor improves things. But it’s nothing to go to war over. Wait, what’s this post about?

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  9. Paul

    i checked and, believe it or not, war doesn’t believe in you either Elyse. Bwahahaha! 😀

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    • Does that mean it will stay away??? Awesome!

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      • Paul

        Naw, it means that war seems to be a part of the human psyche and has no use for anyone who refuses to get violent. Ha! Although there have been some amazing “warriors” who, like yourself, did not believe in war. Sergeant York was a pacifist during WW1 and when he was required to lead a platoon against a impregnable German position, he spent the night before discussing it with the chaplain. He went, and in the face of all odds, “As soon as the machine guns opened fire on me, I began to exchange shots with them. There were over thirty of them in continuous action, and all I could do was touch the Germans off just as fast as I could. I was sharp shooting… All the time I kept yelling at them to come down. I didn’t want to kill any more than I had to. But it was they or I. And I was giving them the best I had.” In the end he and his little band of 7 remaining soldiers overran a huge German force. There is a memorial in Virginia to him.

        Then there is SunTzu who wrote the definitive book “The Art of War” some 2,500 years ago, who said that he didn’t believe in war and would only engage to get peace.

        So, to recap Elyse, it is you whiny peaceniks who always end up being the most ferocious and best warriors. Suit up soldier, as soon as they hear you’re a peacenik the military will be knocking on your door looking for your help. Ha!

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  10. Dana

    War! Houh! Woah ooh woah ooh woah ooh, what is it good for — absolutely nothin’, say it again!

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  11. “compromises are better than war”—I agree with you there.

    As always, I love the tags you use. Today’s tags gave me a good laugh.

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