For Peace, You Must Be Better

When we tolerate and promote willful evil, we get more of it.

When we think we can achieve security and prosperity by making life thinner and less precious, we find that wrath and envy thrive, that life is cheap.

When we tolerate and promote a society whose “common good” is the endless warfare of all against all, where each individual must shout in a unique voice and never sacrifice any desire, yet where race and class and sex can never be eclipsed as social and political forces, then how can we be surprised that we get such incoherent results?

Their very incoherence is their coherence.

(Seattle)

Their logic is the logic of nihility.

(Portland)

Their spirit is the spirit of the age.

(San Francisco)

It is the spirit of abortion.

(Baltimore)

It is the spirit of usury.

(Berkeley)

It is the spirit of a nation which doubts its right to exist.

(St. Louis)

It is the spirit of a people with reason for their doubts.

It is the spirit of a people who have lost the will to reason.