Saturday, December 22, 2007

The intrinsic evil of nuclear weapons
From The Bride and the Dragon
The extent of the damage done to national assets by aerial warfare, and the dreadful weapons that have been introduced of late, is so great that it leaves both vanquished and victor the poorer for years after. Innocent people, too, are liable to great injury from the weapons in current use: hatred is on that account excited above measure; extremely harsh reprisals are provoked; wars result which flaunt every provision of the jus gentium, and are marked by a savagery greater than ever. And what of the period immediately after a war? Does not it also provide an obvious pointer to the enormous and irreparable damage which war, the breeding place of hate and hurt, must do to the morals and manners of nations? These considerations, and many others which might be adduced besides, show that modern wars can never fulfil those conditions which (as we stated earlier on in this essay) govern — theoretically — a just and lawful war. Moreover, no conceivable cause could ever be sufficient justification for the evils, the slaughter, the destruction, the moral and religious upheavals which war today entails.
— Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, late head of the Holy Office under Popes Pius XII and John XXIII and defender of the Roman Mass, in 1947

Beautiful Iranian women

From Photo Activists for Peace.

Distributist endorses Ron Paul
... a distributist state would more resemble the libertarian ideal than it would resemble anything else.
As does a defecting Democrat
Welcome aboard!

Ron Paul on war
The Korean War?

Totally unjustified.



A horror.


You’d pull American troops out of Korea, Germany, the Middle East, everywhere?

I would. Under the Constitution, we don’t have the authority to just put troops in foreign countries willy-nilly when we’re not at war.
Icelandic woman harassed by US Homeland Security
  • Almost titled this ‘Rudy Giuliani has a wank’.
  • Granted, Eva Ósk Arnardóttir broke the law years ago. Detain her civilly and send her back.
Charles Coulombe embraces his Frenchness
Growing up in the US he discovered anti-Frenchness and anti-Catholicism went together
...what united the world’s various Catholic (and in truth, as I would discover, Orthodox as well) cultures was far greater than what divided them.
From Joshua Snyder.

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