Tag Archive | War

The Weak Choose War

The Weak Choose War

We must look for negotiated solutions, even at the expense of national pride, must consider human life more important than boundary lines, must buy time for the achievement of justice without war. ~Howard Zinn If war is viewed as an option to settling human problems, we will never know peace on Earth nor choose goodwill […]

Political Shitstorms

Political Shitstorms

War is society’s dirty work, usually done by kids cleaning up failures perpetrated by adults. ~Karl Marlantes The wars bookending my birth (Vietnam) through today (Afghanistan) have been perpetrated by the failures of politicians to act in the best interests of society, by politicians letting their childish egos dictate policy at the expense of rational […]

Happy Thanksgiving (The Biggest Dick Wins)

Happy Thanksgiving (The Biggest Dick Wins)

Let us all form a circle Let us all hold hands Move our feet to the rhythm of the nations Move our feet to the ghost dance ~R.J. Garn Near the end of their genocide, Native Americas believed in the power of the Ghost Dance to bring back Tatanka, the Buffalo, a primary food source, […]

Bonding Over War Movies

Bonding Over War Movies

War, huh, good God What is it good for Absolutely nothing, listen to me. Oh, war, I despise ‘Cause it means destruction of innocent lives War means tears to thousands of mothers eyes When their sons go to fight And lose their lives ~Edwin Starr When I was an impressionable young lad, I watched war […]

“Locked and Loaded”

“Locked and Loaded”

“Justice may have won, but cruelty, death, and inhuman violence have also won.” ~Bao Ninh, The Sorrow of War My country is flirting with yet another war, another escalation of disagreement to the point that the fat and old send the fit and brave to die.

Drawn To Revolutionary Thinking

Drawn To Revolutionary Thinking

Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners. ~Edward Abbey The Latin American understanding of the Spanish word, Desaparecidos, means a person who has disappeared, presumed killed by members […]

Book: Matterhorn – A Novel of the Vietnam War

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy. ~William Westmoreland As a youth, I was fascinated with World War II. I read countless books about the war, about the evil empire threatening to take over […]

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