In response to the judicious remarks of my friend Hodja whose comments on my blog I appreciate immensely, I will add a few clarifications to complete my previous Defense of Libertarian Imperialism in a series of posts.
First, and most importantly, I think that hodja and I
actually agree on the importance of
staying out (emotionally, physically, etc.) of conflicts
that others try to impose upon us.
Every time we manage to stay out of a conflict
into which others are trying to draw us against our will,
we make a small victory against oppression.
I even wrote quite a few posts on this topic already,
most of them in French:
— the zen buddhist answer that
unasks a question
the premises of which you deny to accept.