Anti War and some things seem to remain the same

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  1. Contessa_Sharra
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    The Fathers

    Snug at the club two fathers sat,
    Gross, goggle-eyed, and full of chat.
    One of them said: ‘My eldest lad
    Writes cheery letters from Bagdad.
    But Arthur’s getting all the fun
    At Arras with his nine-inch gun.’

    ‘Yes,’ wheezed the other, ‘that’s the luck!
    My boy’s quite broken-hearted, stuck
    In England training all this year.
    Still, if there’s truth in what we hear,
    The Huns intend to ask for more
    Before they bolt across the Rhine.’
    I watched them toddle through the door—
    These impotent old friends of mine.

    Siegfried Sassoon



    This poem was written while Sassoon, an English soldier, was on leave from World War II.

    Most of his poetry addresses the horror of war.

    http://www.poemhunter.com/siegfried-sassoon/poems/page-1/


     
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    Here's some pacifists. They look like they're doing fine.

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    Kidding or not, that is really a lame sick reply, X.

    How do you know they are pacifists?

    This justifies war?
     
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    I disagree. If you're a pacifist, you will be conquered. That's the nature of things.
     
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    To go with Thucydides:
    In war, the strong enslave the weak.
    In peace, the rich enslave the poor.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Some wars are right and some are wrong.

    The trick is knowing which ones to fight and which ones to walk away from.

    duh!
     

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