If it’s natural to kill, why do men have to go into training to learn how? ~Joan Baez, “What Would You Do If….?”
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“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education;
all politics can do is keep us out of war.”
“It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.”
– Sun Tzu
“From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.” –
“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”
What if someone gave a war & Nobody came?
Life would ring bells of Ecstacy and
Forever be Itself again.
June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1887
Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
May 22, 1934-
There is neither a foreign war nor a civil
war; there is only just and unjust war.
— Victor Hugo
This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.
— William Burroughs
I still remember this photo when it was taken and shown in the newspapers, of the Vietnamese children, running away from the smoke.
War is violence and violence is unpredictable. Therefore, it is better to avoid it if possible, and never to presume that we know beforehand whether the outcome of a particular war will be beneficial or not.
Since 1495, no 25-year period has been without war.