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Monday, April 12, 2010

DENNIS STILLINGS: EARLY COMMENTS ON OBAMA’S MILITARY DEFENSE POLICY

… [P]erhaps the day will come when a people, distinguished by wars and victories and by the highest development of a military order and intelligence, and accustomed to make the heaviest sacrifices for these things, will exclaim of its own free will, “We break the sword,” and will smash its entire military establishment down to the lowest foundations.  Rendering oneself unarmed when one had been best-armed, out of a height of feeling—that is the means to real peace, which must always rest on a peace of mind.

                                    —F. Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Comment: Friedrich Nietzsche, perhaps the most famous of atheists, is generally regarded as the spiritual father of Naziism.  He declared the death of God, a concept widely discussed in the 1970s.  He was declared insane in 1889, and remained so until his death in 1900.

For world peace—which has often existed in fact—involves the private renunciation of war on the part of the immense majority, but along with this it involves an avowed readiness to submit to being the booty of others who do not renounce it.

                                    —Oswald Spengler (1880-1936)

Oswald Spengler despised the ideas and programs of the Nazis.  His most famous work was, The Decline and Fall of the West.

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“Those who beat their swords into plows will plow for those that didn’t”  —Thomas Jefferson

Dennis Stillings on April 14, 2010 at 02:04 am
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