September 6, 2013

The Circle of Violence

The circle of violence is a death spiral; no one escapes.
We are spinning at a speed that we may not be able to halt.
As we revel in our military prowess - the sophistication of our military hardware and technology ... we lose sight of the fact that just because we have the capacity to wage war it does not give us the right to wage war. This capacity has doomed empires in the past.
         - Chris Hedges, 2003 Commencement Address at Rockford College
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