Brotherly Love From Popeye

Popeye's Brotherly Love:

This cartoon happened to be playing on television today while we were over at Grandma's house. It's a fairly concise summary of the argument that justice doesn't imply a presumption against the use of force.

Not a bad bit of philosophizing, for a Popeye cartoon; and a reminder, on Christmas Day, that those of us who wish for brotherly love must always stand prepared to create the peace in which it flourishes. This is the world we were given, and our duty in it.

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