Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Violence is the Answer

Dennis Prager has written a paean to Violence. Or what he calls Moral Violence. Which is distinct from Immoral violence in that it is used to protect people (which I agree with) or used against bad people (which I see as more questionable than he does).
Those who say violence never solves anything have confused themselves in other ways as well. They have elevated peace above goodness. Therefore, in these people's views, it is better for evil to prevail than to use violence to end that evil -- since the very use of violence renders the user of it evil.
The trouble is how loosely are you willing to define evil? Particularly that evil that justifies violence against it. Not to put to fine a point on it, but are liberals sufficiently evil that they would warrant the use of violence against them?

Probably not in Dennis Pragers mind. I wouldn't know if his restraint would apply to, say, conservative readers of Ann Coulter, however.

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