The peace advocate, then, is necessarily a protectionist. By protectionist, I am specifically referring to the position assumed by defending that which is target for exclusion - that is, exclusion from consideration.
Those who argue for the inclusion of women are feminists. Those who argue for the inclusion of minorities are civil rights advocates. Those who argue for the inclusion of animals are animal rights activists. Those who argue for the inclusion of our planet are ecologists.
What the peace advocate shares with each of these groups is an insistence for excluded groups to be included and considered. Peace advocates are pro-diversity, pro-tolerance, and pro-deliberation. They are pro-diplomacy and understand the difficulties of navigating between the bloodlust of those in power and defending those that cannot fend for themselves.
Not all those who support war disavow peace. Not all those who support peace disavow war. Discussing and understanding peace is far more complicated than simply trying to classify it in terms of war. As I have attempted to show in this section of the analysis, there is great overlap in the motivations and concerns between the peace movement and other social movements. A better understanding of how the peace movement influences other social movements is the first step in recognizing the power and profitability of peace.
* Howlett, Charles F. 1991. The American Peace Movement: References and Resources. Massachusetts: G.K. Hall & Co., p. xix.