Tuesday, November 11, 2008
11h 11d 11m
We’re not pacifists here at PTB. In fact, we like rubbin’ a butt on the bad guys as much as anyone. Problem is…we haven’t really fought the bad guys since 1945. After that, it’s been the ‘military/industrial complex” that Ike talked about – fighting wars just to fight ‘em.
Nowadays we remember all those who served this great nation so bravely by celebrating Veteran’s Day. Way back when, it was called Armistice Day – the day when the “War to End All Wars”…ended. The crux of our biscuit is simple: If the politicians who start shit had to go out there and fight, they wouldn’t. Then we could all go back to celebrating the END of war. Below are takes from some old friends of ours…
What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. ~Robert E. Lee, letter to his wife, 1864
Only the dead have seen the end of war. ~Plato
A day will come when a cannon will be exhibited in museums, just as instruments of torture are now, and the people will be astonished that such a thing could have been. ~Victor Hugo
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. ~Otto Von Bismark
War should belong to the tragic past, to history: it should find no place on humanity's agenda for the future. ~Pope John Paul II...
Amen to that brother!