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[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. --Thomas Mann

That one struck me.

Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal. — Dwight W. Eisenhower

God that is hilarious but also tragically true. Anyone who hasn't taken a moment to listen to his departing speech, really should. He talks about how the military-industrial complex is taking over the government. It's one of the most exposing speeches a president has ever given, imo. Close to JFK's "Secret societies" speech that he gave a month before he was killed. He exposes the whole game in just 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This is a guy who was also a 5-star general so he knows how this stuff works.

[–]exPFCwintergreen[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ike's final speech and JFK's speech warning of "secret societies" would make an entire college course if things were not now so skewed. They both told us exactly what to watch out for but the warnings go unheeded. Now how did I get two comments in a row?