"I damn well know that no one is fighting “for me” as I have authorized no one to kill in my name. So please, don’t drag me into the filth and horror of a war I opposed by pretending it is being done on my behalf. And no one is dying for the country. The country is made of over 300 million people, the majority of whom would brings these boys home in the blink of an eye, if it were up to the people. These boys are dying for politicians, not for the people. They were sent to this war by politicians, based on the beliefs and fantasies of politicians. War is government in its purest, most concentrated form. Government is force, it is raw coercion, it is the threat of, and carrying out of violence on others to achieve the goals of a class of men and women who think they have some right to rule over others."
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