Those that love peace
must learn to organize as effectively
as those that Love War!
One of my all time television shows was M. A. S. H. depicts a group of fictional characters who served at the fictional "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M*A*S*H)" during the Korean War, loosely based on the historic 8055th MASH unit. Hawkeye Pierce is featured as the main character, played by Donald Sutherland in the film and by Alan Alda on television. Later spin-offs involve characters who appeared in the series, but were set after the end of the war. Almost all versions of the series fit into the genre of black comedy or dramedy; the lead characters were doctors or nurses, and the practice of medicine was at the center of events. However, to relieve the pressures of duty in a field hospital close to the front and the attendant horrors of war, the staff engage in humorous hijinks, frivolity and petty rivalries off duty. which I doubt would even be allowed to be shown today!! It was anti-establishment, anti-war all the way. The amount of simulated blood they used in the movie, was absolutely forgotten in the television show!! One of the most memorable moments for me was when Hawkeye, a main character surgeon/anti-establishment, explains why war is worse than hell to Father Mulcahy, the priest stationed at the hospital!! So much I want you to have the same feeling as I did when I first realized he was RIGHT WAR is worse than HELL!!
Hawkeye on the subject of war and hell!!Hawkeye: War is not hell. War is War and Hell is Hell and of the two, war is a lot worse!
Father Mulcahy: How do you figure Hawkeye?
Hawkeye: Easy, Father. Tell me, who goes to Hell?
Father Mulcahy: Sinners I believe.
Hawkeye: Exactly. There are no innocent bystanders in Hell.
War is chock full of them - little kids, cripples, old ladies. In fact, except for some of the brass, almost everybody involved is an innocent bystander.
That is why war is to be avoided at all cost!!! All cost!!
Hawkeye: On the subject of carrying a gun as Officer-of-Day!I will not carry a gun, Frank. When I got thrown into this war I had a clear understanding with the Pentagon: no guns. I'll carry your books, I'll carry a torch, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me back to Old Virginia, I'll even 'hari-kari' if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun!
As a young man, I was so proud of my Father for being a World War 2 veteran. Submarine service on the USS Guardfish ss217. He was also a 10:00 drunk. I tended to overlook his drunkenness due to the fact that every day that I remember, he was up at 5 A.M, shit, showered and shaved as they use to say back in the day used for talking about a time in the past, usually when you are remembering nice things about that time: Back in the day, we had an apartment with a swimming pool. In the past. I would sit and listen to my Father talk about the days during the war. How they had been pinned down in the South China Sea for three days. Men were crying and begging to surrender. Dad said you could taste the air: tasted as bad as it smelled: sweat, piss, shit, machine oil, foul odors of the puke of other crew members that made men collapse. The oxygen levels must have been at a point where it was battle stations surface. Which I can only imagine as the most terrifying moments waiting to breach the surface, open that small hatch and get to your weapon on deck. My Father's mother said her son went off to war and never came home!!! As it was once said, war is hours, upon hours of sheer boredom, interrupted by moments of stark terror!!!
Dwight D. Eisenhower (/'a?z?nha?.?r/ EYE-z?n-how-?r; October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was a five-star general in the United States Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942-43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944=45 from the Western Front. served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Used his final address, as he ended his term in office, to give us a dire warning:
A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction...
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence-economic, political, even spiritual-is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Well, sit yourself right down by the fire there and I'll tell ya!!
When I studied Political Science, I learned that three things control the population, Disease, is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure or function of part or all of an organism, and that is not due to any external injury. Diseases are often construed as medical conditions that are associated with specific symptoms and signs. A disease may be caused by external factors such as pathogens or by internal dysfunctions. For example, internal dysfunctions of the immune system can produce a variety of different diseases, including various forms of immunodeficiency, hypersensitivity, allergies and autoimmune disorders. Famine, is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including war, inflation, crop failure, population imbalance, or government policies. This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality. Every inhabited continent in the world has experienced a period of famine throughout history. In the 19th and 20th century, it was generally Southeast and South Asia, as well as Eastern and Central Europe that suffered the most deaths from famine. The numbers dying from famine began to fall sharply from the 1970s. and WAR is a state of armed conflict between states, governments, societies and informal paramilitary groups, such as mercenaries, insurgents and militias. It is generally characterized by extreme violence, aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general. Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant suffering and casualties. as I see it and War as the scholars defined it!
The Black Death also known as the Great Plague, the Black Plague, or the Plague, was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia and peaking in Europe from 1347 to 1351. The bacterium Yersinia pestis, which results in several forms of plague, is believed to have been the cause. The plague created a series of religious, social and economic upheavals, which had profound effects on the course of European history. gave Europe a visit from 1347 to 1351 leaving behind over 30% to 60% of the population dead or dying!! A great number of blood fueds grew out of this era. We can only image the horror of the black death and the true emotional toll consumed! We have suffered from edpidemics (from Greek ?p? epi "upon or above" and d?µ?? demos "people") is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less. For example, in meningococcal infections, an attack rate in excess of 15 cases per 100,000 people for two consecutive weeks is considered an epidemic. throughout our history. Over time the planet has seen the loss of billions of human beings due to preventable diseases.
Here is a short list of known edpidemics.
Do you believe Famine, is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including war, inflation, crop failure, population imbalance, or government policies. This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality. Every inhabited continent in the world has experienced a period of famine throughout history. In the 19th and 20th century, it was generally Southeast and South Asia, as well as Eastern and Central Europe that suffered the most deaths from famine. The numbers dying from famine began to fall sharply from the 1970s. is new to mankind. Well then, you'd be wrong. There are recorded famines as far back as the 4.2 kiloyear event was one of the most severe climatic events of the Holocene period. It defines the beginning of the current Meghalayan age in the Holocene epoch. Starting in about 2200 BC, it probably lasted the entire 22nd century BC. It has been hypothesised to have caused the collapse of the Old Kingdom in Egypt as well as the Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia, and the Liangzhu culture in the lower Yangtze River area. The drought may also have initiated the collapse of the Indus Valley Civilisation, with some of its population moving southeastward to follow the movement of their desired habitat, as well as the migration of Indo-European speaking people into India. starting at the dawn of the 22 century and lasting until the dawn of the 23 century. It is speculated that the famine was caused by a Climate Shift that caused a world wide drought lasting close to 100 years.
Here is a short list of famines.
There has always been rivalry in Europe dating back to literally the days of hand-to-hand, stones, clubs, knights and nighties, machine gun and gas, mud blood, body parts and broken hearts, nukes and pukes... You know, the Kings and Queens, brother and sisters of the European Royalty have been figting since the Roman legions In the early Roman Kingdom the "legion" may have meant the entire Roman army but sources on this period are few and unreliable. The subsequent organization of legions varied greatly over time but legions were typically composed of around five thousand soldiers. During much of the Republican era, a legion was divided into three lines of ten maniples. In the late republic and much of the imperial period (from about 100 BC), a legion was divided into ten cohorts, each of six (or five) centuries. Legions also included a small ala or cavalry unit. By the third century AD, the legion was a much smaller unit of about 1,000 to 1,500 men, and there were more of them. In the fourth century AD, East Roman border guard legions (limitanei) may have become even smaller. In terms of organisation and function, the republican era legion may have been influenced by the ancient Greek and Macedonian phalanx. marched across Europe.
The Germanic Wars is a name given to a series of wars between the Romans and various Germanic tribes between 113 BC and 596 AD. The nature of these wars varied through time between Roman conquest, Germanic uprisings and later Germanic invasions in the Roman Empire that started in the late 2nd century BC. The series of conflicts, which began in the 5th century under the Western Roman Emperor Honorius, led (along with internal strife) to the ultimate downfall of the Western Roman Empire. lasting some 685 years of human bloodshed!
At least since Iliad (/'?li?d/; Ancient Greek: ????? Iliás, pronounced [i?.li.ás] in Classical Attic; sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. and the Odyssey (/'?d?si/; Greek: ?d?sse?a Odýsseia, pronounced [o.dýs.sej.ja] in Classical Attic) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon; it is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature, while the Iliad is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia. . Both written around the 8th century B.C. attributed to Homer is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and first appeared on television, along with the rest of his family, in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987. Homer was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening while he was waiting in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office. Groening had been called to pitch a series of shorts based on his comic strip Life in Hell but instead decided to create a new set of characters. He named the character after his father, Homer Groening. After appearing for three seasons on The Tracey Ullman Show, the Simpson family got their own series on Fox that debuted December 17, 1989. No, no, no, the ancient Greek poet Homer (/'ho?m?r/; Greek: ?µ???? [hóm??ros], Hómeros) is the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. .
Then there is MacBeth (/m?k'b??/; full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays that Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Shakespeare's acting company, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with his sovereign. It was first published in the Folio of 1623, possibly from a prompt book, and is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy. by Shakespear (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays,[c] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. .
Oh yes, who could ever forget the classic of a war, the Crusades were a series of religious wars sanctioned by the Latin Church in the medieval period. The most commonly known Crusades were the campaigns in the Eastern Mediterranean aimed at recovering the Holy Land from Muslim rule. The term "Crusades" is also applied to other church-sanctioned campaigns, such as Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars or the Baltic Crusades. These were fought for a variety of reasons including the suppression of paganism and heresy, the resolution of conflict among rival Roman Catholic groups, or for political and territorial advantage. , another in a long line of religious wars brought to you with limited interruption.
And one of my all time favories, the Inquisition was a group of institutions within the government system of the Catholic Church whose aim was to combat public heresy committed by baptized Christians. It started in 12th-century France to combat religious dissent, in particular the Cathars and the Waldensians. Other groups investigated later included the Spiritual Franciscans, the Hussites (followers of Jan Hus) and the Beguines. Beginning in the 1250s, inquisitors were generally chosen from members of the Dominican Order, replacing the earlier practice of using local clergy as judges. The term Medieval Inquisition covers these courts up to mid-15th century. a time of Catholic Church Cleansing.
And the list goes on and on and ... You get the message... The Rivalry is centures old.
Dark Ages (historiography)
is a historical periodization traditionally referring to the Middle Ages, that asserts that a demographic, cultural, and economic deterioration
occurred in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire.
The term employs traditional light-versus-darkness imagery to contrast the era's "darkness" (lack of records) with earlier and later periods of "light" (abundance of records). The concept of a "Dark Age" originated in the 1330s with the Italian scholar Petrarch, who regarded the post-Roman centuries as "dark" compared to the light of classical antiquity. The phrase "Dark Age" itself derives from the Latin saeculum obscurum, originally applied by Caesar Baronius in 1602 to a tumultuous period in the 10th and 11th centuries. The concept thus came to characterize the entire Middle Ages as a time of intellectual darkness between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance; this became especially popular during the 18th-century Age of Enlightenment. were a period in which only the Church had light! There is very little or no writtings about the period, which occured during that period. Yes, scholarly writtings after, but not during!! Hence the name, Dark Ages!! The church had absolute authority over mankind!! Humanity at its best ...
Thoughout history, the world view has been to unite under a single world banner.
Notice I didn't say leadership. But leadership has always been the aim of many individuals.
or Temüjin Borjigin (/'g??g?s 'k??n, 'd???-/;] Mongolian: ?????? ????, Çingis hán [t???i?g?s xa??] (About this sound listen))
(also transliterated as Chinggis Khaan;[note 3] born Temüjin,[note 4] c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol
Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia.
After founding the Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he launched the Mongol invasions that conquered most of Eurasia. Campaigns initiated in
his lifetime include those against the Qara Khitai, Caucasus, and Khwarazmian, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied
by large-scale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in the Khwarazmian and Western Xia controlled lands. By the end of his life, the Mongol
Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.
(Latin: Imperium Romanum, Classical Latin: [?m'p?.ri.u? ro?'ma?.nu?]; Koine and Medieval Greek: ?as??e?a t?? ??µa???, tr. Basileia
ton Rhomaion) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings
around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia. The city of Rome was the largest city in the world c.?100 BC – c.?AD 400, with Constantinople (New Rome)
becoming the largest around AD 500, and the Empire's populace grew to an estimated 50 to 90 million inhabitants (roughly 20% of the world's population at the time).
The 500-year-old republic which preceded it was severely destabilized in a series of civil wars and political conflict, during which Julius Caesar was appointed
as perpetual dictator and then assassinated in 44 BC. Civil wars and executions continued, culminating in the victory of Octavian, Caesar's adopted son, over
Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC and the annexation of Egypt. Octavian's power was then unassailable and in 27 BC the Roman Senate
formally granted him overarching power and the new title Augustus, effectively marking the end of the Roman Republic.
(Spanish: Imperio Español; Latin: Imperium Hispanicum), historically known as the Hispanic Monarchy (Spanish: Monarquía Hispánica) and as
the Catholic Monarchy (Spanish: Monarquía Católica) was one of the largest empires in history. From the late 15th century to the early 19th, Spain controlled a
huge overseas territory in the New World and the Philippines, what they called "The Indies" (Spanish: Las Indias). The Spanish Empire was the first global
empire in history, the world's most powerful empire during the 16th and early 17th centuries, reaching its maximum extension in the 18th century. The Spanish
Empire was the first empire to be called "the empire on which the sun never sets"
now the French could not be satified with just one try at it,
First French Empire
(French: Empire Français) was the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte of France and the dominant power in much of continental Europe at
the beginning of the 19th century. Although France had already established an overseas colonial empire beginning in the 17th century, historians refer to Napoleon's
regime as the First Empire because he was the first ruler of France since the days of the Franks to take an imperial title.
of Napoleon I and II, the French state from 1804,
to 1814 and 1815 and the
Second French Empire
(French: Second Empire) was the Imperial Bonapartist regime of Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870, between the Second Republic and the Third Republic,
of Napoleon III, the
French state from 1852 to 1870 and the
comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.
It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire
in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power. By 1913, the British Empire held sway over 412 million people, 23% of the world population at the time, and
by 1920, it covered 35,500,000 km2 (13,700,000 sq mi), 24% of the Earth's total land area. As a result, its political, legal, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread.
At the peak of its power, the phrase "the empire on which the sun never sets" was often used to describe the British Empire, because its expanse around the globe meant that the
sun was always shining on at least one of its territories.
, one of the most brutal, supression of human rights and dignity, not white european then you are obviously an
inferior ( means of lower station, rank, degree, or grade )
to the English people. No matter where the
Empire went, it brought with it chaos and death. i.e.
(7 November 1728[NB 1] – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of
Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the
Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
British Admiral explorer, taker of souls anywhere he touched. It is said that Winston Churchhill caused the last great
Bengal famine of 1943
(Bengali: pañcasera manvantara) was a major famine in the Bengal province in British India during World War II. An estimated 2.1–3 million,
out of a population of 60.3 million, died of starvation, malaria and other diseases aggravated by malnutrition, population displacement, unsanitary conditions and lack of
health care. Millions were impoverished as the crisis overwhelmed large segments of the economy and social fabric. Historians have frequently characterised the famine as
"man-made", asserting that wartime colonial policies created and then exacerbated the crisis. A minority view holds that the famine arose from natural causes.
due to his revolsion to the people!
From the Churhhill Project
Bengal famine of 1943 -- Yes he did
When there was a danger of serious famine in Bengal in 1943–4, Churchill announced that the Indians
must learn to look after themselves
as we have done... there is no reason why all parts of the British empire should not feel the pinch in the same way as the mother country has done. Still more
disgracefully, he said in a jocular way that the starvation of anyhow underfed Bengalis is less serious than that of sturdy Greeks. This is more than amusingly
politically incorrect language: it had real consequences. Three million Bengalis died of starvation. A true historian would not have neglected this in order to suggest
that the imperialist was making a stand against ‘barbarous practices.
I don't mean to pick on the Brits, just I needed an example of history to demonstrate where we, as a nation are going! America is doing to the Middle East what Cook did to the Hawaiian Islands (Hawaiian: Mokupuni o Hawai‘i) are an archipelago of eight major islands, several atolls, numerous smaller islets, and seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean, extending some 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) from the island of Hawai?i in the south to northernmost Kure Atoll. Formerly the group was known to Europeans and Americans as the "Sandwich Islands", a name chosen by James Cook in honor of the then First Lord of the Admiralty John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. The contemporary name is derived from the name of the largest island, Hawaii Island. .
Everywhere we go, we leave death and destruction behind. Our military is in every strategic country in the world. We're there helping shape a better society for them. BULLSHIT!!! We are maintaing an occupation forces in these countries for cheap slave labor. Go ahead, ask why we have 900 military bases around the world? Why do we spend 1 trillion ( $1,000,000,000,000.00 ) dollars a year on these bases?
I have some questions to ask!!!
We outspend the next 10 counties in our defense??? You know how they tell you that Russia is so horrible? Well they only spend approximatly 46 billion ( $46,000,000,000.00 ) and they leap frogged over us technologically.
Lastly the American Empire (1776 - ......) is a policy aimed at extending the political, economic, and cultural control of the United States government over areas beyond its boundaries. It can be accomplished in any number of ways: by military conquest, by treaty, by subsidization, by economic penetration through private companies followed by intervention when those interests are threatened, or by regime change.
All war, is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal
-- John Steinbeck