Querelle fassbinder The

Querelle fassbinder

The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall. The sinews of war are infinite money. What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. It takes more courage to get out of a war than it does to get into one. Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isnt. Man is the only animal that is cruel. It kills just for the sake of it. I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land. About the quote : From an interview, 9/15/1900 Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your governmant when it deserves it. Look at you in has never been a just one, never an honorable one, on the part of the instigator of the war. About the quote : from The Mysterious Stranger, published 19 Why, the Government is temporary function is to obey orders, not originate them. The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is being attacked, and every man will be glad of these conscience-soothing falsities Be loyal to your country always, and to the government only when it deserves it. Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain. Is it not a strange blindness on our part to teach publicly the techniques of warfare and to reward with medals those who prove to be the most adroit killers? Let not your zeal to share your principles entice you beyond your borders. What is more immoral than war? War is the greatest plague that can affect humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. We all have to be concerned about terrorism, but you will never end terrorism by terrorizing others. The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government. The chain reaction of evil-wars producing more wars must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. I have condemned any organizer of war, regardless of his rank or nationality. Nothing good ever comes of violence. Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. The bombs in Vietnam explode at home; they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America.

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