Friday, February 08, 2013

War, Peace, Fire, Water

Lord Philip Nowell Baker:

Well, the militarists say, 'If you want peace, prepare for war.'  An ancient Roman adage - it's nonsense.  The whole of history has proved it's wrong.  If you want peace, prepare for peace.

Interviewed in War: A Commentary by Gwynne Dyer.  His whole statement is very striking.  I encourage you to listen to it.

I like his saying much better than the old Roman adage, but the Roman version is (no surprise) much more popular in our world.  Do a Google search for each, in quotes and you see that one version appears on the internet 3.7 million times, while the other a paltry 23 thousand and change.

There is also a considerable disparity between "fight fire with fire" and "fight fire with water", though not so great in amplitude.

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