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Undemocratic Peace

Brother, you have no manifest destiny, except to treat your neighbor with love. You say you fight for universal values, but who's to decide which values ought to rule the Virgin Islands? Do you ever see the writing on the wall? We fight Hitlers of our time with ferocious faith in democracy, but also with our soft domino theory fashioning the world after our image, isn't that manifest arrogance? He who gives little in the end gives none at all. So be charitable with your steadfast norms, that give you license to kill and to dominate, that fuel your expansionism. Human folly resides in fake humility. He who gives his body as a weapon for war is an imbecile who stands alone in the court of God, with the wrong steps of Abraham.

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