Generally, I would agree with that. However, is there such a concept as the "just war"? There cannot have been many, but I suppose the fight against the Nazis might qualify (It would have been much simpler to have assassinated Hitler in about 1937, but that is the value of hindsight).
Mr Jefferson hit the nail on the head all right.Lovely photo.
I like the quote and the poppies - are they hard to grow?
IN FLANDERS FIELDS.In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarcely heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. John McCrae.
Sparker adds:The last stanza presents a problem -is there a "just war"? Do we break faith with the dead? Should there be dead in the first place? Solomon, where are you when we need you!
Ah me, nothing to add, no certainties, alas. Wars, grievances, aggressions always happen because of the one before that,which in turn deepens the grievance in an endless cycle, of course. But knowing that doesn't supply a solution as to how to stop them. That's an excellent picture.
do you thinking, what i am thinking now?
love the photo. There is something so wonderful about poppies! Perhaps its the striking color... or the delicate petals... idk but they have always been among my favorites in the garden.As for war... it saddens me so that there is war... to see such human loss... to see the devistation on communities and cities... and its an awful waste of money that could be used for sooooooo many worthier things!
true, very true...and there are few wars that don't have injustice on both sides. perhaps none.
Jefferson should have known the errors of war both as a student of history and as a man. Nice quote!
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