At The Personalist Project: Tin Pacifists and the Search for Meaning


By Daderot (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

White Rose memorial, by Daderot (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

“The Socialist who finds his children playing with soldiers is usually upset, but he is never able to think of a substitute for the tin soldiers; tin pacifists somehow won’t do.” – George Orwell, review of Mein Kampf 

Since the horrific mosque shooting in Quebec City a few weeks ago, I’ve been wondering how it is that ordinary young men (and women) get swept up into violent ideologies.

Past that, I’ve been wondering how we can counter those ideas and patterns of thought that make us vulnerable to those ideologies.

You can find some of my conclusions here, at The Personalist Project.