Wisdom is publicly rejected, affairs are pursued with force,Quintus Ennius (239-169 BC) Roman poet, writer
A good speaker is spurned, and the wretched warrior is loved.
Men strive not with educated speeches but instead with insults
attack one another and enter into mutual enmity.
They seize property suddenly not by the right of law but with swords
As they seek sovereignty and wander with the power of the mob.
[Pellitur e medio sapientia, vi geritur res,
spernitur orator bonus, horridus miles amatur.
haut doctis dictis certantes nec maledictis
miscent inter sese inimicitiam agitantes,
non ex iure manum consertum, sed magis ferro
rem repetunt regnumque petunt, vadunt solida vi.]
Some Saian mountaineerArchilochus (c. 680-645 BC) Greek lyric poet and mercenary [Ἀρχίλοχος, Archilochos, Arkhilokhus]
Struts today with my shield.
I threw it down by a bush and ran
When the fighting got hot.
Life seemed somehow more precious.
It was a beautiful shield.
I know where I can buy another
Exactly like it, just as round.
The American public, though, has largely forgotten this. The war in Afghanistan has been running for 18 years, making it the longest conflict in American history (it passed the previous milestone, set by the Vietnam War, in February 2019). Over the years, press coverage has fallen dramatically. According to the Pew Research Center for #Journalism and the #Media, Afghanistan accounted for 1% of all media coverage in the US in 2007 and just under 4% in 2010, when the Pentagon deployed 100,000 troops and dropped 5,101 bombs on the country. Today, the level of coverage is insignificant: Pew no longer even tracks it as a topic.#warfare #technology #drones #fail #politics #diplomacy #war #terror #usa #Afghanistan #news #pentagon #DoD
#Scientists and #security analysts have warned for more than a decade that #GlobalWarming is a potential #NationalSecurity concern.#sustainability #environment #anti-military #AntiMilitary #antiwar #anti-war #pollution #pentagon #fuel #war #evil
They project that the #consequences of global warming – rising seas, powerful #storms, #famine and diminished access to fresh #water – may make regions of the #world politically unstable and prompt mass migration and #refugee crises.
Some worry that #wars may follow.
Yet with few exceptions, the U.S. #military ’s significant contribution to #ClimateChange has received little attention. Although the #Defense Department has significantly reduced its #FossilFuel consumption since the early 2000s, it remains the world’s single largest consumer of #oil – and as a result, one of the world’s top #GreenhouseGas emitters.
The Navy will fly McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Saturday through Sunday, dropping live and inert bombs at Pinecastle Range Complex in the Ocala National Forest.
Don't misunderstand, I KNOW the #elite want us #disarmed. But do they not understand it is impossible and trying to take away the #guns guarantees an early #rebellion? The #economy is already crap, #White #Deplorables are mere years from complete #demographic #replacement and know it, even if discussing #race ist Verbodden. Do the elite really want to throw a match on that diminishing pool of gasoline? Wouldn't it be easier and safer to just let it evaporate with time? Oh, and if you think I'm being hyperbolic with the above #genocide timeline, you don't know much #history.part II:
Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please.Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian politician, philosopher, political scientist
Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America — not the battlefields of Vietnam.Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) Canadian philosopher, communication theorist, educator