Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?

Via on Jan 4, 2011

War equals Murder.

As seen on twitter:

Iraq war: civilian deaths 66,081. That’s one 9/11 every 4 months for the last 7 years. No monuments. No moments of silence. Nothing. Marinate please.

Also seen on twitter:

Study : Close to 4,000 Civilians Killed in Iraq in 2010 (more than 9/11 in one year alone. 1 million dead Iraqis total) http://bit.ly/f6lUO0

From the United Nations Charter:

“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed”.

Therefore:

Create real peace in your own mind and life, and let that radiate outward.


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4 Responses to “Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    I posted this to twitter and @bentnwasted replied: "Only sad and insecure Liberals think that way!"

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    Kevin Liberty Hotaling End the wars, end the drug war and end the Federal Reserve. Not in 10 years, not in 1 year … now. Don't cast a single vote for anyone who says different and you can sleep well at night.

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    Waylon Lewis So who would you vote for? We'll feature your answer as a blog on ele!

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    Kevin Liberty Hotaling
    I'm planning to campaign for Gary Johnson once he announces his candidacy (most likely mid-february). If you like, I'd be happy to write up 500 words as to why. Maybe: "Time to register Republican? Gasp!"
    http://reason.tv/video/show/gary-joh…nson-full-… More

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    Paul Leard It's all fear based confusion acting and reacting with hope that there is a future of peace waiting on the other side of all this mess. UGH!

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    Waylon Lewis Kevin, send me the info or writeup, would be a fun one for respectful dialogue! write@elephantjournal.com

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    Janet H I completely disagree with @bentnwasted! The idea of killing someone to teach a lesson that killing someone is wrong doesn't even follow basic rules of logic, if I remember it correctly from college! I would LOVE to see the write-up about getting rid of the Federal Reserve, because I'm not sure what useful purpose it serves. I love Elephant!

  2. elephantjournal says:

    http://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal :

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    Colin S A most profound paradox.

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    Julieanne R Holly Near! Why,do we kill people,who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong? What a foolish notion that war is called devotion when the greatest warriors are the ones who stand for peace. Sadly,these questions are timeless..

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    Jason J So well stated!

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    Laurie C If you manage to find an answer, I'd love to hear it. I've struggled with this since I wrote a High School term paper on this subject 40 years ago.

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    Johnny B I guess so we come to realize that 911 is way beyond what we are even aware of…see the loose change film.
    and I suppose that out of hardships there is opportunity to evolve… to wake up? hopefully?

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    Paul Leard ‎"Non Violent Communication" people who would rather yell out violently to prove there non-violent point of view. Sad, confusing, but true.

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    Peter W Revenge perpetuates the cycle.

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