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

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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