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May Peace Prevail on Earth

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Violence

“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle …

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Anti/Pro

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Shenanigans

 “Please stop! I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please!  Brothers and sisters, never war, never war! I am thinking above all of children, who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, of a future; dead children, injured children, mutilated children, orphaned children, children whose toys are things …

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The Fugs

For a very long time, our peace plan (and everybody else’s) has been to kill all the bad guys- every single one of them- thinking that once they’re all dead, then we’ll have peace. That hasn’t worked so far. But we keep trying.

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Corbett

It’s hard to find much information on Corbett Bishop (1906-1961), which is a shame because I think we would have gotten along famously. This story is copied from a website devoted to documenting the Civilian Public Service (CPS), which administered the Conscientious Objector program during WWII: “Corbett Bishop was a totally unorthodox CPSer. Eventually he …

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Pacifism

A conversation with Michael R. Ziglar, excerpted from We Have Just Begun to Not Fight, An Oral History of Conscientious Objectors in Civilian Public Service During World War II, by Heather Frazer and John O’Sullivan ©1996: You base your pacifism on the Sermon on the Mount.  Is that correct? Well, “Thou shalt not kill” comes …

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