The majority of pacifists either belong to obscure
religious sects or are simply humanitarians who object
to taking life and prefer not to follow their thoughts
beyond that point. But there is a minority of intellectual
pacifists, whose real though unacknowledged motive
appears to be hatred of western democracy and
admiration for totalitarianism. Pacifist propaganda
usually boils down to saying that one side is as bad as
the other, but if one looks closely at the writing of the
younger intellectual pacifists, one finds that they do not
by any means express impartial disapproval but are
directed almost entirely against Britain and the United
States …

-- George Orwell
Notes on Nationalism (May 1945)