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Si vis pacem, para bellum

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Si vis pacem, para bellum

My wife and I were discussing man's cruelty to man today. And I mean unspeakable atrocities. From ripping limbs of fetuses during abortions to the physical torture imposed on the weak to unspeakable ways of making hundreds, thousands and millions die. Man's unlimited and insatiable need for evil walks the Earth right next to the angels and the good people God has put here.

We've seen beheadings, human skulls cut open with Kukri knives and machetes, woman and children burned alive, nerve gas used on civilian populations of women and children, ethnic cleansing and things that are even worse than those just mentioned.

Yet we are still able to dial into Idol or Dancing with the Stars all without the slightest acknowledgement that this evil has the potential to exist in ALL MEN AND WOMEN. It has since man took his first steps and will until he takes his last. And it exists now. In today's world.

It is unfathomable that many people don't recognize and will never acknowledge that this level of evil exists. Instead we posture to make the innocent even more accessible to those who are evil and who would wipe you and your family out without even a minute of lost sleep.

Politicians dream up ways to disarm the good and the innocent or make it more difficult for them to be armed for their own defense. They believe by reducing arms in society, human nature will change overnight. It has never happened and sorry to say it never will work this way.

Do you believe the government will help you avoid evil through the police? Through our military? They can't do that now. 9-11, Boston, Ft. Hood, Sandy Hook and now the US Naval shipyard. And government's historically have been the biggest purveyors of terror, atrocity and death. Certainly there is much to rejoice about in this world. It can be a beautiful place. Almost Heaven like. But if you believe in Heaven then you MUST believe in Hell. If you believe in God then you MUST acknowledge the Devil. And mankind has the potential to host either.

Man has never achieved peace through submission. Look at the plight of the American Indian or the Jews who submitted to Hitler. History has shown us that peace more often comes from the end of a barrel than it does through pacifism, though the latter would certainly be preferable if it only worked. But it doesn't.

Sun Tsz said in the Art of War: "He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight." Certainly the time to fight armed assailants would be when retreat is not possible. But to do so means you also must be armed.

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus the Roman military writer is attributed with saying “Si vis pacem, para bellum” or "If you want peace, prepare for war." The criminal rarely attacks the strong in society preferring to feed off the weak.

The NRA's Wayne LaPierre stated after the Sandy Hook tragedy that the only thing that stops a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun. He is right.

Essay by Gary Shade

Written by Shade

Tuesday 17 September 2013 at 8:28 pm

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