am a veteran. I did not experience combat, however, members
of my family did and friends and people I have known did.
kills human beings and causes emotional damage.
Veteran’s Day in 2010 I offer the following words of others
in an effort to renew our spirit in the struggle for peace.
The irony in several of the quotes is intentional.
the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually
they will believe it.
who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose
lying as his principle.
wars unprofitable and you make them impossible.
that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent,
rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty
faith in your leaders or in anything will get you killed.
is never economically beneficial except for those in position
to profit from war expenditures.
enough to talk about peace. One must believe it. And it
isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people.
life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest,
truthful, and virtuous.
fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young
men to die in.
can you make a war on terror if war itself is terrorism?
is the last refuge of the incompetent.
America more than any other country in the world and, exactly
for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her
means of defense against foreign danger historically have
become the instruments of tyranny at home.
war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second
is free and open discussion.
not learn how to live together in peace by killing each
demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd
hardest thing for me in Vietnam wasn't seeing the wounded
and dead. It was watching the big transport jets come in,
bringing loads of fresh new boys for the war.
not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't
face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who
greatest crime since World War II has been US foreign policy.
Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance
in the major media.
Colby, former CIA director
of the press as a great keyboard on which the government
is the gambling table of governments, and citizens the dupes
of the game.
is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged
Tzu, The Art of War
wars are fought for money.
beer, not people.
to Bob Dylan
the Army, see the world, meet interesting people - and kill
War Pacifist Badge
the lightning and that was the guns and then we heard the
thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the
rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we
came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.
free to choose will always choose peace.
tell you this: If I’m ever in a position to call the shots,
I’m not going to rush to send somebody else’s kids into
H. W. Bush
role of the military is to fight and win war and, therefore,
prevent war from happening in the first place.
and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red
with innocent blood.
Non-violence in Peace and War, 1948
my life, including my work as a young man on behalf of the
urban poor, I have always found inspiration in the life
of Gandhi and in his simple and profound lesson to be the
change we seek in the world.
Obama, speaking to the Parliament of India, November 2010.
Benefit of Declaration” - Langston Hughes
Don't you know
You got to go
Out yonder where
The steel winds blow?
It's been said
Tomorrow you'll be dead
Out there where
The snow is lead.
ask me why.
Just go ahead and die.
Hidden from the sky
Out yonder you'll lie:
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