Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Glory of War

I'm nearly finished with We Who Dared Say No To War. I just read Lew Rockwell's essay "The Glories of War." You may read it online here.

Here is a brief excerpt:

"War is the devil's sacrament. It promises to bind us not with God but with the nation state. It grants not life but death. It provides not liberty but slavery. It lives not on truth but on lies, and these lies are themselves said to be worthy of defense. It exalts evil and puts down the good. It is promiscuous in encouraging an orgy of sin, not self-restraint and thought. It is irrational and bloody and vicious and appalling. And it claims to be the highest achievement of man.

It is worse than mass insanity. It is mass wallowing in evil."


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