Lets hold our hands together

PEACEWhile the world is getting battered
By war upon war each day
And honest unbiased journalism is all
but a needle in a stack of hay…

While the meanings of war and peace
Have been turned upside-down
And the public is being lied to
By treacherous suited clowns…

Lets hold our hands together
And refresh our memories
Of what our beloved heroes
Once said about war and peace:

1. Mahatma Gandhi

The cry for peace will be a cry in the wilderness, so long as the spirit of non-violence does not dominate millions of men and women.

2. Eleanor Roosevelt

We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.

3. Issac Asimov

Violence is the first refuge of the incompetent.

4. Herbert Hoover

Older men declare war. But it’s the youth who must fight and die!

5. Jeannette Rankin, First Woman Member of Congress

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

6. General Omar Bradley

In war there is no prize for the runner-up.

7. Mahatma Gandhi

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

8. Albert Einstein

The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service.

9. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.

10. Ernest Hemingway

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.

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Gaddafi grandchildI don’t know what all of You think about it, but I keep wondering, who are we waiting for to come and get us out of this mess?

Any thoughts?

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4 thoughts on “Lets hold our hands together

  1. Lexa S. December 1, 2012 at 00:47 Reply

    Great words.. wish I had a solution that would just come to work instantly and change things around!

    • jav3d December 2, 2012 at 19:27 Reply

      Yeah, I wish too :)

  2. kartikasays November 28, 2012 at 23:20 Reply

    These are perfect quotes by great people understood that no one wins a war – it’s sad that human beings haven’t yet evolved beyond killing one another and learned to cooperate for everyone’s best interest.

    • jav3d November 29, 2012 at 10:10 Reply

      Thank you Kartika! Yes I totally agree with you and its a very sad fact.
      When I was a teenager we used to read Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan and dream of the 21st century when the human race would have become an “advanced” race living in peace and harmony and colonising other habitable planets in the galaxy!
      Come 21st century and… it turns out we are more primitive and barbarian than ever fighing wars for oil and killing millions of innocent men, women and children for our greed.
      The only thing which has developed is our power to inflict pain and death on others!
      And our greed!

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