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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Hone Harawira and "Thoughts of Violence"

From Tinorangatiratanga TV via indigenous/anarchist blog Whenua,Fenua,Enua,Vanua

Maori Party MP Hone Harawira among friends at the Parihaka Peace Festival.

"Racism", "injustice", "stolen land"-its all there.

Harawira explicitly says "to hell with" setting aside "thoughts of violence".

What would happen if any other Member of Parliament spoke like this?


Blogger Rick said...

Not the satiagraha message Parihaka is famous for...

...more in line with what libertarians believe. That being proactive and retaliatory in terms of violence is the proper course rather than passifism and waiting for values to fall on your lap from above by magic.

No complaints from me.

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm learning more about libertarian thought all the time.

Who is the philosopher of libertarianism if there is one dominant one? Where does the strike first violence theme come from? Sounds a bit like blitzkreig to me.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Why so anonymous, Anonymous?

My comments are my own. But I go for Ayn Rand, to choose just one.

The imperitive to retaliatory force- in response to another who has initiated it- "comes from" just about every other school of thought.

But libertarians never draw first (but we'll draw first blood!)

7:08 AM  

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