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Avatar Author: Tad Winslow "If you don't work nothing will." Maya Angelou Read Bio

My day is a 5/10. I am advised not to speak my mind because on this particular day not everyone listening will be looking out for my best interests.

Well, I have something to say. Primarily because I believe horoscopes are for entertainment.

I love this quote, “fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity” mainly because people misconstrue its meaning. People think it means peace is not worth fighting for. They couldn’t be more wrong. It means that peace is unobtainable if you have to fight for it. War will not bring peace. Killing will not bring peace— rather, it will only breed animosity. Peace cannot be achieved with war.

Think of it like this—if someone kills your family by putting bullets in their brains
and then sets up a flag that states their law is god for monetary gains—
would you get on your knees and suck their dick?

Is this simply common sense or is it just me? Is it peace we are really trying to obtain or is it money?

Ask yourself which is more important and why.

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Comments (6 so far!)

  1. Avatar Tad Winslow

    I think there’s a better system out ther— one which incorporates and promotes peace FOR monetary gain. Money is the motivator— peace should be the reason. There is a way.

  2. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    How does self-defense fit into your viewpoint here? Just curious…

  3. Avatar Tad Winslow

    I’m not sure what you are referring to or how to answer your question without more clarity.

    How am I supposed to defend my viewpoint? Are you talking about how are we going to trust each other enough on a national level other in order to put down our means of defense? I am in no way suggesting that that will be a simple solution or that I have an answer— just that an answer does exist. It’s possible and probably important to start thinking about the possibility of peace in real terms.

    Or are you asking me personally how will I defend myself physically, or my viewpoint in a debate?
  4. Avatar Tad Winslow

    real terms meaning finding peace without discarding defenses of any kind— but the change occurs in how defenses are used— if they are used aggressively or not.

  5. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    I simply mean war as a means of self-defense to secure or maintain peace. Personally, I do believe there is a time and a place for war, much as we may wish there wasn’t, since there will always be the proverbial ‘bad guy’ who is trying to take away peace and freedom. Basically, I disagree with your premise that peace cannot be achieved with war (take the end of WWII, for example). That’s a bit of a false dichotomy. Unfortunately, it’s also sometimes a bit of a fuzzy line as to where war is necessary (e.g. Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq), and the U.S. isn’t always real great about electing the kinds of people with the wisdom to know how to make those decisions effectively.

  6. Avatar Tad Winslow

    This is not the place for a debate. If you’d like to continue discussing this I’d prefer to do so in notes.

    Short term peace is an immediate outcome of war— not a lasting one. WW2 resolved a major conflict worth fighting for— but it resulted in more propaganda and an arms race.

    Some say WMD’s will lead to peace because no country is stupid enough to start a no-win war like that, of complete obliteration. I say, as an example, that if you own a gun you’re more likely to be shot or to shoot yourself (with that same gun) than to protect anyone or do any good with it.

    I’m thinking with the big picture in mind— not short term fixes that lead to more leaks and ultimate failure. Every nation ever built has been destroyed..and every nation ever built has used weapons to obtain or to defend their stature. So what’s the obvious problem here?

    Be it for a worthy cause or not war is driven by money. Why can’t money be used as an incentive to end war instead?

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