Projectile – n. the final arbiter in international disputes. Formerly these disputes were resolved by physical contact of the disputants with such arguments as the rudimentary logic of the times would supply – sword, spear, and so forth. With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor, and is now held in high esteem by all. Its capital defect [ in Bierce’s day ] has been that it requires personal attendance at the point of launch.
The only thing that’s changed is the tools we use and the players playing the game…. ooohhhh…. and fashion. We dress better…. but truth be told, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
-Otto von Bismarck
But the ones who start the war don’t fight them. They’re the think-tanks who sit in nice, big, comfy chairs, drink expensive intoxicants and make the difficult decision to send other people’s children to do all that messy work and if need be, to die. Its called patriotism.
Fat cats get F.A.T because they don’t hunt for food. They get to sit around and wait to be served.
If you have form’d a circle to go into,
Go into it yourself, and see how you would do.
They said this mystery never shall cease:
The priest promotes war, and the soldier peace.
-William Blake, To God The Rossetti Manuscript, 1810
…And we all cheer all the same … until we go broke from it then we bitch and moan… and after that, we curse the ones who started it all BUT we’re just stupid that way. Really, nothing much has changed since King David except this day and age, we get to kill more people with the push of a button in an air-conditioned room.. HURRAY for mankind!!
The sinews of war, a limitless supply of money.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
…….AHA HA HA HA HA HA hahahahahahhahahaha….. hahhhhahahaaaaaaaaaa…. hahahahhaahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa………..
The beast was here all along…