Vanderboegh and Orwell Dope-Slap the "Passivists", Both Then and Now
Go read this piece from Mike, please.
Money quote, from Orwell as cited in the essay:
...If [the advocates of passive resistance] imagine that one can somehow ‘overcome’ the German army by lying on one’s back, let them go on imagining it, but let them also wonder occasionally whether this is not an illusion due to security, too much money and a simple ignorance of the way in which things actually happen...
Sounds like the American "homeland", circa summer 2009.
Worse will be better, ultimately, but the educational process will be agony.