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[–]allie 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

This forgets what war is always about. Theft. Historically soldiers were generally allowed a cut of everything they stole, everyone they enslaved. War started as the earliest way to get rich. Now wars mostly enrich a few corporations and plutocrats but originally, if a soldier survived, he came home with more than he started with.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wise words.

[–]exPFCwintergreen 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Naturally the common people do not want war... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along ... All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger. — Hermann Goering (1892-1946) Nazi political leader