"A non-violent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies," the Chosen One decreed. No, but a non-interventionist foreign policy on the part of America would've assured Hitler never came to power in the first place. The sinking of the Lusitania was a designed tragedy, one that could've and would've been averted had Wilson taken a truly neutral position on the First World War, had that ship not been carrying both American civilians and an arms shipment to Britain meant to be used to kill Germans.
Did the Germans not warn Americans not to travel on that ship, that it would be sunk? Did they not take out an ad in the New York Times, placed directly opposed to an ad from The Cunard Line advertising the Lusitania, stating,
- Travelers intending to embark on the Atlantic voyage are reminded that a state of war exists between Germany and her allies and Great Britain and her allies; that the zone of war includes the waters adjacent to the British Isles; that, in accordance with formal notice given by the Imperial German Government, vessels flying the flag of Great Britain, or any of her allies, are liable to destruction in those waters and that travelers sailing in the war zone on ships of Great Britain or her allies do so at their own risk.
- America should have minded her own business and stayed out of the World War. If you hadn't entered the war the Allies would have made peace with Germany in the Spring of 1917. Had we made peace then there would have been no collapse in Russia followed by Communism, no breakdown in Italy followed by Fascism, and Germany would not have signed the Versailles Treaty, which has enthroned Nazism in Germany. If America had stayed out of the war, all these 'isms' wouldn't today be sweeping the continent of Europe and breaking down parliamentary government — and if England had made peace early in 1917, it would have saved over one million British, French, American, and other lives.
And let us not delve into Pearl Harbor, which was the climax of a culmination of events, an attack that was neither a surprise nor unprovoked. In the grand scheme of things, yes, sometimes free men must wage war against tyranny, to defend their own country and people against it. No war we've fought in the last 200 years meets this standard. War is a racket. When an enemy suitable to wage war against is not to be found, when the people of a nation are suitably dumbed down and indoctrinated with exceptionalism and triumphalism, an enemy can be fabricated easily enough.