The Singing Detective Statism

The Singing Detective

Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing. Why should we hear about body bags, and mean, its not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? About the quote : Mrs. Bush spoke these words on ABCs Good Morning America, March 18, 200 No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots. What the people want is very simple they want an America as good as its promise. War is the unfolding of miscalculations. Youve got to forget about this civilian. Whenever you drop bombs, youre going to hit civilians. The The Singing Detective cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies. War is never a solution; it is an aggravation. A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang. About the quote : Speaking to Benjamin Vaughan, 14 March 1 All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration? Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. There never The Singing Detective a good war or a bad peace. Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later. I mankind will at length, as they call themselves responsible creatures, have the reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting We Americans have no commission from God to police the world. The Atomic Age is here to stay-but are we? Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction. War does not determine who is right, only who is left. Either man will abolish war, or war will abolish man. Can anything be more ridiculous than that a man has a right to kill me because he lives on the other side of the water, and because his ruler has quarrel with mine, although I have none with him? The terrorist is the one with the small bomb. Peace is constructed, not fought for. After each war there is a little less democracy left to save. About the quote : Atkinson was an American journalist who lived from 1864-1 quote from The Anti-War Quote Book, edited Eric Groves, Sr. , pub. Quirk Books, 2008 Blind faith in your leaders or in anything will get you killed. About the quote : This was part of Springsteens introduction to his 1985 version of Edwin Starrs song War. Coercive practices that threaten our neighbors also threaten us. The state has, in order to control us, introduced division into our thinking, so that we come to distrust others and look to the state for protection. In this war as in others I am less interested in honoring the dead than in preventing the dead. No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war. Politics is the womb in which war develops. The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation from their purposes. War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means. The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to public welfare as the The Singing Detective of a citizen in a democracy. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu A rational army would run away. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu About the quote : Commonly known just as Montesquieu, Charles 1869-1755 was a social commentator and thinker of the French Enlightenment. The voice of never more needed than when the clamor of fife and bidding all in silence the tyrannous word of command. If a war be the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime. War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals. The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded. About the quote : From The Spirit of Laws, 1748 Almost all war making states borrow extensively, raise taxes, and seize the means of combat including men-from reluctant Name me an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball. The politicians in this have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes.

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