“Only the dead have seen the end of war” – Plato
War never determines who is right, only who is left.
“History is the Lie we all agree on” – attributed to Voltaire
“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the alternatives” -Abba Eban
“We learn from history that we learn nothing from history”
– George Bernard Shaw, and its corollary…
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” – Aldous Huxley
When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
If your side wins you are freedom fighter…If it loses you are terrorist. Unknown
It is easy to preach the virtues of peace when the tribe that you are a member of has overwhelming strength. Unknown
Pawkey’s take: Let’s not get drawn into another conflict or war. No matter what happens, always, but especially near Oct 1, 2013, let’s pause, make sure we know the truth, and examine our hearts collectively. Do we have a heart of war? Or of Peace? Are we acting? Or reacting? Are we righteously defending? Or seeking revenge?