Is Pacifism a Privilege?

Why I believe that killing is never the answer to oppression

Pax Ahimsa Gethen

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Simple drawing of a dove carrying an olive branch, below the words “Is Pacifism a Privilege?” Dove image by Teetaweepo and JustMyThoughts from Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.

As I write this post today, mass shootings are dominating U.S. news headlines. According to the Gun Violence Archive, we have had more than one mass shooting per day in January, and the month is not yet over. Sadly, this is nothing new for a country that appears to value the right to bear arms more than the right to live.

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Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Queer agender trans male. Black vegan atheist, pacifist. Pronouns: they/them/their. funcrunch.org, patreon.com/funcrunch