We’re Not Going to Kill!

“All, right – it’s instinctive. But the instinct can be fought. We’re human beings, with the blood of a million savage years on our hands. But we can stop it! We can admit we’re killers, but we’re not going to kill today. That’s all it takes. Knowing that we’re not going kill … today.” Captain… Read More

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Dying & Killing…

“Patriots always talk of dying of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.” Bertrand Russell (1872 to 1970) Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and of Ardsalla, was a British philosopher, logician, and social reformer, founding figure in the analytic movement in Anglo-American… Read More

Advancing: Civilisation & Killing…

“You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, however, for every war they kill you in a new way.” Will Rogers (1879 to 1935) William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humourist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the… Read More

Soldiers: Guilt, Taboo’s & Killing

“There is the guilt all soldiers feel for having broken the taboo against killing, a guilt as old as war itself. Add to this the soldier’s sense of shame for having fought in actions that resulted, indirectly or directly, in the deaths of civilians. Then pile on top of that an attitude of social opprobrium,… Read More