No, this is not a rewrite of Tolstoy’s monumental book. I simply draw your attention to a new tendency in the thread of comments on The Roaring Mouse. The subject has turned to the painful issue of warfare. Is there such a thing as a just war? How justified is pacifism? In a war, the real enemy is war itself.
I believe that no war in history has ever done any good, even if things seemed clear that the Allies fought against Hitler for life and freedom. The Normandy coast to this day is festooned by indestructible Nazi concrete bunkers, and they will still be there in 2044 and 2144. Our coastal towns are all built of ugly buildings from the 1950’s, built in haste to house the homeless and reconstruct something like a normal life again.
I am old enough to have had nightmares about the nuclear holocaust we all feared in the 1960’s, the war to end all wars. May no child ever have to fear as we feared!
I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds (Bhagavad Gita).