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Disarm the Innocent <- William Burroughs


surrender-elien-brighterAfter a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.

I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.

William S. Burroughs, Grand Street, no. 37 (1992). The War Universe

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2009 in Politics, society

 

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All War is Folly


In war, wealth is consumed, property and lives destroyed. This is never, ever a good thing. Imagine how much more wealth and life there would be today, without the cumulative losses of history's wars.All Wars are Follies, very expensive, and very mischievous ones. When will Mankind be convinced of this, and agree to settle their Differences by Arbitration? Were they to do it, even by the Cast of a Dye, it would be better than by Fighting and destroying each other.

Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Mary Hewson, Jan. 27. 1783

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2009 in Foreign Policy, Politics

 

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War is Theft


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Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2009 in Politics

 

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