Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on July 14, 2004 04:42 AM
From your own little blurb: "What needs to be remembered in FLOSS advocacy is to make sure to not be completely one-sided, to maintain a full view of the facts, do not view the other side as pure evil (remember that they are human too, and are not demons trying to drag us all into hell), to avoid presenting conspiracy theories as facts, and mostly to avoid hateful mudslinging."
So why are you taking a biased opinion as evidence about pacifists and using it to sling mud at a movement you clearly know little or nothing about? In a culture whose primary myth is built on the idea of redemtion through violence and superior combat ability (take a look at almost any non-comedy or drama film) it takes a very conscious, critical mind to conclude that most instances of violence are either wrong or innefective in the long term.
Take a brief look at WWI leading to WWII, Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus if you've got the inclination, and then explain again what makes our ideas poorly thought out, ineffective, or anti-anglo-saxon.