Have you ever heard this saying before?
"What if they gave a war and nobody came?"
I've never agreed with people throwing this line out. It seems to presuppose that there is never a good reason to go to war. I discovered today that the line is taken out of context and it actually is from a poem which states quite the opposite.
by Bertolt Brecht, written in the 1930s.
"What if they gave a war and nobody came?
Why, then, the war would come to you!
He who stays home when the fight begins
And lets another fight for his cause
Should take care:
He who does not take part
In the battle will share in the defeat.
Even avoiding battle will not avoid battle.
Since not to fight for your own cause
Fighting on behalf of your enemy's cause."
Watching some Youtube videos about Hitler's henchmen (links below) brought this to mind:
**If you feel like checking them out make sure you don't have any children present.**
AUSCHWITZ: THE FINAL SOLUTION
Himmler (The Executioner)
Mengele (The Doctor Of Death)
Eichmann (The Exterminator)
A quote I do agree with
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke