How did you come to that worldview, and how severely has it been tested?
Oh sorry, why you asked. One of my buddies is a similar stone pacifist and I have never related to the position. Our discussions have evolved past 'violence never solves anything'. Or rather, we have agreed to disagree. He concedes he wouldn't want to live in a world without cops, but he still objects to them using violence to do their job.
I figured I'd get a different take on pacifism from someone else. But most people who call themselves pacifist turn out to be perfectly willing to have others use violence on their behalf. Or their 'objection' to using violence comes down to being afraid they'll get hurt. To me, that's not pacifism, it's cowardice. True pacifists, the few I've met, are the most courageous people I know. I simply don't get to converse often with them.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.