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comradebillyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:51 PM
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7. sorry, I am not a pacificist
I am willing to fight for my rights. In my home town of Grant Town, West Virgina Consolidated Coal Company would bring in in armed goon squads to break the coal miners strikes. Well it was West Virginia and the miners had guns too. They fought for their rights and many of them died fighting. But they won the right to organize, they won the right to not have to buy everything at the company store they won the right to a living wage and pension plan and health benefits. The company did not yield these things without a fight, and they were willing to kill the workers to keep them in line. In my county the company was the law in those days.

Are you willing to submit to tyranny and oppression like a little lamb. There are times when violence does solve problems. I am willing to defend myself and my home and my family and not be a helpless victim.
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  -Will you condone murder? bonito  Jan-13-08 09:17 PM   #0 
  - Albert Einstein - "So long as there are men, there will be wars." Your solution is what?  seriousstan   Jan-13-08 09:20 PM   #1 
  - Einstein  Warpy   Jan-13-08 09:24 PM   #2 
  - I scoop up bugs and toss 'em outside too  Skittles   Jan-14-08 01:23 AM   #16 
  - Einstein, for sure  ixion   Jan-13-08 09:29 PM   #3 
  - then the civil war which freed the slaves  comradebillyboy   Jan-13-08 09:39 PM   #4 
  - Didn't most of South America abolish slavery without waging civil war?  wuushew   Jan-13-08 09:51 PM   #6 
     - sorry, I am not a pacificist  comradebillyboy   Jan-13-08 10:51 PM   #7 
        - As a West Virginian myself  GrpCaptMandrake   Jan-13-08 11:37 PM   #12 
  - In 1947, Professor Einstein said ...  TahitiNut   Jan-13-08 09:48 PM   #5 
  - But he stayed here until his death  comradebillyboy   Jan-13-08 10:55 PM   #8 
     - Yes, he died in 1955 - eight years later. (Consistent with his quote.)  TahitiNut   Jan-13-08 11:04 PM   #9 
  - "For this cause I too am prepared to die, but for no cause, my friend, will I be prepared to kill."  scarletwoman   Jan-13-08 11:06 PM   #10 
  - well I am no Ghandi or even an MLK  comradebillyboy   Jan-13-08 11:30 PM   #11 
     - I was responding to the OP. The question in the OP was "Do you condone murder?"  scarletwoman   Jan-14-08 12:29 AM   #13 
  - Einstein was a brilliant scientist  sailor65   Jan-14-08 12:53 AM   #14 
  - "Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war." - Einstein  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-14-08 01:16 AM   #15 
 

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