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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

conscientious objectors flyer back - quotes about war

Quotes about war

from our Military & Presidents
War is fear cloaked in courage. ~General William Westmoreland

The dangerous patriot...drifts into chauvinism and exhibits blind enthusiasm for military actions. ~Colonel James A. Donovan, Marine Corps

War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. ~General Smedley Butler

The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. ~Major Ralph Peters, US Military

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official... ~Theodore Roosevelt

Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificually induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.  General Douglas MacArthur

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood...War is hell.  ~General William Tecumseh Sherman

We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. ~Jimmy Carter

The dangerous a defender of militarism and its ideals of war and glory.
~Colonel James A. Donovan, Marine Corps

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

The war...was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forbearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides. ~Robert E. Lee

That we are to stand by the president, right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. ~Theodore Roosevelt

War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. ~General Smedley Butler

from others:
Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich. ~Sir Peter Ustinov
War doesn't make boys men, it makes men dead. ~Ken Gillespie
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~Jose Narosky
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. ~Marie Beyle
In this war – as in others – I am less interested in honoring the dead than in preventing the dead. ~Butler Shaffer
Let us become inspired by inherent beauty, & not impassioned by manufactured hate. ~Nima Shirali,
The worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being. ~Ellen Key
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead
In this war … I am less interested in honoring the dead than in preventing the dead. ~Butler Shaffer


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