War. What is it good for?

Benjamin Franklin once opined:

War begets Poverty,

Poverty Peace;

Peace makes Riches flow,

(Fate ne’er doth cease.)

Riches produce Pride,

Pride is War’s Ground;

War begets Poverty, &c.

The World goes round.

Nothing, as Edwin Starr told us long ago:

10 Responses to War. What is it good for?

  1. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    I’m tire of war. John Denver said it best. “War is man’s sin.”

    • Thanks for reblogging my post!

      I’m nearly 60 years old and have had few moments when I could say my country was at peace with the world. Global peace ought to be the norm, not the exception.

  2. Rob Taylor says:

    Well said….

  3. Truly evocative – both your words and the way you delivered it. So very true – war is big business and the man on the greoun, no matter the colour of hs skin or religion, he /she is the one who pays and pays all life long.
    Many thanks for this piece. Now I’ll go cry for the uselessness of war.
    Blessings Susan x

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