"An idea no longer shrouded in mist, through wave or ether comes to me, like a star from high up in the skies, or a pearl from the bottom of the sea." - Victor Hugo (Les rayons et les ombres)
I often wonder if the people of this planet will ever be peaceable and civilised ?
We won't live to see it.
I suspect it was ever thus, Gwil. And agree witj Heron - the answer being no I think.
Since it's the case that the doomsday clock stands at three minutes to midnight . . . the answer is no.
Your subject matter of late has been endlessly subdued with little or no cheer.
Can Arsenal win Sunday's six pointer? Maybe a cheer lurking there. I fancy Wenger will try to play for a share of the points. My tip 1-1.
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__If I say that humanity conducts wars against cruelty, or the wars against poverty, or a war against war, and on and on and on... I am apparently and ineptly using the incorrect word. The word >WAR< has only a single meaning, and that of a bloody and primitive conflict between two dissenting and differing beliefs. In cases such as cruelty, and poverty, or 'WAR,' and on and on and on as mentioned above, that word 'WAR' should be instantly replaced by the phrase, "some sort of effort." Would that mean... that "some sort of effort" would be enough to emphasize the dilemmas that were within that effort of change? _m
For war we may read war-economy. What is the net gain? Who are the net gainers?
Magyar, I ran out of battery there. To finish the comment. There's an ABC guide to war. It's by Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler and it is downloadable. It runs to about 20 printed sides.
It's a dark world.
And getting darker by the day. Turkey and Saudi Arabia just announced they are going to march into Syria. I hope Kerry or Obama can quickly put a stop to this idiotic provocation. Russia and Iran are not amused. Probably Pakistan and China also not amused.
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