What I don’t understand about war is why the hell do we have it? What is the point in sending thousands and sometimes millions of people to their deaths while they plot the deaths of others? What is the point of having a war when it is inevitable that one side will win and the other will lose? What’s the point it playing a massive game of chess with real lives and real bombings, when we could just play a normal game of chess where the only loss is a few pieces of wood.
“War makes monsters of men, you once said to me Todd. Well, so does too much knowledge. Too much knowledge of your fellow man, too much knowledge of his weakness, his pathetic greed and vanity, and how laughably easy it is to control him.”
Monsters of Men
“They won the war but lost the peace”
Rot and Ruin
“Wars are often waged not because of what we believe, but because of the things we want others to believe”
Guernica is a painting by Pablo Picasso. It was created in response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country village in northern Spain, by German and Italian warplanes at the behest of the Spanish Nationalist forces on 26 April 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. (Wiki)