Monday, December 4, 2017

Favorite Quotes: War Dreams

"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."

-George McGovern

George McGovern might not be a familiar name to many millennials, but he was a sane man in some crazy times, for example he lost badly to Richard Nixon because people of that time thought Nixon was the "better" man. If it wasn't for decades of anti-war activism, I'm pretty sure George W. Bush would have drafted men of my generation into the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Like Vietnam, those were two wars created by old men that sent younger men to fight for their own desires.  

12 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

Oh yeah, I remember this guy.

Bob Bushell said...

I love George McGovern, my type.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wars have always been thus.

Jen said...

I remember him!

Pat Hatt said...

Should just shot the old farts that come up with the war and call it a day.

Sandra Cox said...

Wars are ghastly and should be avoided at all cost, especially today with nukes involved.

Huggybear said...

He was an idealist but we'll never know if he could have ended the Vietnam disaster quicker...........or at least without the humiliation of the US defeat.
Colin

Lois said...

I remember him because that was the first election I was eligible to vote in. I'm pretty sure I voted for him too.

Christine said...

I do remember McGovern, good quote.

NanaDiana said...

I do remember McGovern, too! Wow-I thbk politics follow us our whole lives!

stephen Hayes said...

I remember him well, and I think I even voted for him.

Martha said...

That is a good quote. So true.