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PrimalX3



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:42 pm Reply with quote
His stance on the subject is correct. The path of peace is the only solution to a better world.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:49 pm Reply with quote
I prefer the Miyazaki that made movies, the miyazaki public personality that wants to be a politician without running for office is not as entertaining or influential as he thinks he is.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:03 pm Reply with quote
PrimalX3 wrote:
His stance on the subject is correct. The path of peace is the only solution to a better world.


Yes, but how you go about peace is the issue. As much as pacifists may be reluctant to admit it, a lot of peace has been done throughout the ages by force.
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KidOblivion



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:05 pm Reply with quote
I don't think a country in the world has obtained much of anything with peace. It sure sounds good on paper, though.

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Aquamine-Amarine



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:09 pm Reply with quote
Peace is all well and good, but people keep forgetting that our enemies don't think the same way we do. Savages like ISIS and communist countries don't play by the same rules that civilized countries do. They will never listen to reason, you need to use force sometimes.
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Evan Nausicca threatened to kill people to protect giant bugs.
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GlassesMan



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Savages like ISIS and communist countries don't play by the same rules that civilized countries do.


That is a unwise stance to take. Such a narrow definition of "civilized" inevitably leads to a false sense of superiority. Enough people in my own country possess it so I recognize it.[/quote]
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:24 pm Reply with quote
Aquamine-Amarine wrote:
Peace is all well and good, but people keep forgetting that our enemies don't think the same way we do. Savages like ISIS and communist countries don't play by the same rules that civilized countries do. They will never listen to reason, you need to use force sometimes.


Yeah, being a peace loving hippy won't prevent China from taking your islands when they just suddenly feel like doing it. You can be devoted to peace all you want, but Japan doesn't have the luxury of being situated in Western Europe where border disputes and angry neighbors simply do not exist.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:32 pm Reply with quote
The biggest problem is that you have to be ready for anything. No one knows what the future holds, and people constantly bicker about the past, so all you can do is prepare and hold your options open.

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Polycell



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:41 pm Reply with quote
Si vis pacem, para bellum. Right now, China is a rising power, both economically and militarily. As can be expected, they're pushing the envelope to see what they can get away with and increasingly settling territorial disputes by fait accomplis; a thousand treaties mean nothing in comparison to ten ships. The fact of the matter is that the only way to get them to stop their expansion and solidifying their hold on the South China Sea is to make it not worth it; peaceful negotiation sounds great, right up until you can't even enter the area without being boarded and searched by the PLAN.
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CrownKlown



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:51 pm Reply with quote
Paraphrasing Hellboy 2, which I am sure is based on some old philosophical phrase that is probably centuries old, ..... Humans are creatures with holes in their hearts that they can never fill and always want more. People just are inherently predisposed to fight, and its doesn't really have to do with technology or civilization as you will find fighting amongst tribes that still live like they did a hundred years ago, and you will find violence and fighting even amongst animals.

Chimpanzees are our closest relative, and their behavior shows it if you get past the rose tinting or Hollywood glamorization of them.

Its just how it is.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:00 pm Reply with quote
I love you Miyazaki sensei~
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taster of pork



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:03 pm Reply with quote
The people of Japan don't seem to know what they want. They need to make a choice. They need to either let things remain as they are and let the US be responsible their defense, allow the country to have a real military, or make the US leave, don't have a real military, and get used to China stepping all over them.
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Chagen46



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:13 pm Reply with quote
ITT: A bunch of non-Japanese people pontificate about Japanese politics.
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mrsatan



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:21 pm Reply with quote
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"I'm of the opposite way of thinking [compared to Abe]. I think it's impossible to stop China's expansion with military force, and Japan has a pacifist constitution in order to think of other solutions."


Such as...?
There's a reason Abe is Prime Minister and you make cartoons, Miyazaki. I'm surprised he can call a press conference just to go on a political rant. If he wants to do that, go to Twitter or Tumblr like everyone else. It's not even anything new; this is the same naive nonsense he always says.
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