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Appeasement Never Works — Backfires and Results in Violence

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 5: 19 PM

Policies of appeasement have always been a cause of the very thing those who engage in the practice think they are preventing. Appeasement of Hitler backfired in WW II and America’s appeasement of Islamic terrorism led the World Trade Center hijackers to believe America was a paper tiger and encouraged them to carry out their bloody attack.

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  1. One Hand Clapping said, on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 8: 09 PM at 8:09 PM

    Powerful message. Acknowledging that evil exists is the first step. People steeped in religion or do-good-ism (not that there’s anything wrong with this – I have some wonderful relatives in this category) like to believe in man’s inherent goodness and repentance. That’s a pollyanna world, but it plays well to audiences.

    • TeeJaw said, on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 9: 33 PM at 9:33 PM

      Check out this book recommendation for the position that “do-gooders” hurt the ones they claim they want to help, as well as the rest of us.

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