Monday, April 19, 2004
Just in case you were under the illusion that the war was over: 500 and counting...
Oh, and just to put things into perspective, a few quotes on war (better late than never)...
"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader."
-- Plato (427 BC-347 BC)
"The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war"
-- Desiderius Erasmus
"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."
-- General Robert E. Lee
"In such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners."
-- Albert Camus
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
"Either war is obsolete or men are."
-- R. Buckminster Fuller
"Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice."
"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."
-- David Friedman
"You can't say civilization don't advance -- for in every war, they kill you in a new way."
-- Will Rogers