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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
VOICES AGAINST WAR
DOWN THROUGH THE AGES*
Alfred Adler: To all those
who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.
Aeschylus: In war, truth is
the first casualty.
Aesop: Any excuse will serve
Anonymous: A great war leaves
a country with three armies: an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an
army of thieves.
Issac Asimov: Violence is the
first refuge of the incompetent.
Major General Smedley Butler.
War is a racket.
Albert Camus: We used to wonder
where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we
know where it lives...inside ourselves.
Bennett Cerf: The Atomic Age
is here to stay--but are we.
Agatha Christie: One is left
with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as
disastrous as to lose one.
Clarence Darrow: True
patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Bob Dylan: Come you masters
of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that
build the big bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I
just want you to know I can see through your masks
Barbara Ehrenreich: No matter
that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and
all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
Albert Einstein: The pioneers
of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service.
Albert Einstein: Force always
attracts men of low morality.
Albert Einstein: The world is
a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who
look on and do nothing.
Abraham Flexner: Probably, no
nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our
choice; we cannot have both.
Benjamin Franklin: There
never was a good war or a bad peace.
Chris Hedges: The failure to
dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment.
Herodotus: In peace sons bury
fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons.
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive
at that goal.
John Lennon: All we are
saying is give peace a chance.
Basil O'Connor. The world
cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like
Anne O'Hare McCormick: Today
the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.
Charles Eliot Norton: The
voice of protest...is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and
drum...is bidding all men...obey in silence the tyrannous word of command.
George Orwell: Freedom is
slavery. Ignorance is strength. War is peace.
Harry Patch, Last surviving
WWI soldier: War is organized murder, and nothing else.
Alexander Pope: O peace! how
many wars were waged in thy name.
Ayn Rand: Do not ever say
that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither
power-lust nor stupidity is good motives.
Jeannette Rankin: You can no
more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Bertrand Russel: War does not
determine who is right, only who is left.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery: War
is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
Arthur Schopenhauer: All
truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is
violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Butler Shaffer: In this war –
as in others – I am less interested in honoring the dead than in preventing the
Bruce Springsteen: Blind
faith in your leaders or in anything will get you killed.
Charles V of France: Name me
an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.
Howard Zinn: We need to
decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the
politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a
war against innocents, a war against children.
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