Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist

"Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one." -George Orwell-

I found this quote long after I wrote an article titled, Peace Groups: Anti-War, Pro-Brutal Dictatorship. The point of the post was to point out how hypocritical it was for people here in this country and indeed abroad to rally around the notion that going to war in Iraq was somehow breaking the “peace”. Many pacifists, I believe, are of the mindset that peace is only achievable by an absence of military action or governmental force. The quaint phrase, “violence only breeds violence” comes to mind when I think about how they view the world. Of course, that argument is shattered by its fundamental flaw; the fact that non-violence hasn’t the power to prevent the pre-occurring violence already taking place. As I have said before, being anti-war does not actually mean you are truly for peace. It means only that you are content with the status quo prior, in this case, to American military action. And the status quo was not peace but a tyrannical dictatorship that was headed by one of the worst tyrants in history.

The more realistic of people hold to a different view of the world. That view happens to hold strength, i.e., American military might and economic superiority as the key to live in a MORE peaceful world. And we understand the fact that these problems; the problems of rogue nations and the real possibility of nuclear advancement among these states and its willingness to transfer materials to extremists, will not go away by being nice to them. For example, during the Clinton administration president Clinton was willing to take the pacifist approach, or as I know it, the appeasement approach with the country of North Korea. They signed a nuclear deal that was foolishly hoped would prevent Kim Jong-Il from accruing nuclear weapons. But, as you now know, North Korea has up to six such weapons… all thanks to peace. Another example is Iran. For years, over a decade, the US government took a back seat to European methods in dealing with the terrorist state and as you can see, they are well on their way to building weapons of mass destruction… all thanks to non-violence.

The point is that so-called diplomacy or peaceful negotiations does not work when the nation you happen to be negotiating with is completely unwilling to keep its word, and is only using the diplomatic process to bide time to develop the technology they want. Pacifism in many cases, especially the war on terror, like in WW2, only helps our enemies. "True peace is a phantom ideal that only leads the weak to the slaughter." -Anthony Tafoya-