Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
Humanity has been institutionalized and we are all the products of commercial and institutional life. We are now born in institutions called hospitals. We are raised in institutions called schools. We are trained for institutional corporate life in institutions called universities. We serve in institutions called corporations. We exist under the master institutions of military and government. We die in institutions called hospitals or nursing homes. From birth to the grave, mankind is an institutional creature.
Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
Military glory --the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.
Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men and women who refuse military service.
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.
Last Update: November, 2020