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Using Fear for National Security


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I had a problem here. Ender was one against many. He didn’t have superior force but superior brutality. Effectually, he was the smaller force tactically ravaging a target. A technique that is more comparable to the concept of terrorism. Savage attacks to make your opponent question their resolve. But in principle, causing your enemy to fear death isn’t enough. But what about fearing death on a scale of million to your civilization? Ask the city elders of Hiroshima how effective superior force is as a threat. Or consider if your opponent believed that you were not only corrupted in morality but devoid of it.


Hiroshima is something I thought about; there were Japanese Generals that wanted to keep fighting. What I think my argument here is that the fear of certain death is not a guaranteed deterrent as it is presented in both works.

And as far as Ender goes, I have issues with him and we’ll be posting more on him and his pacifism.