Song: Spill The Wine
Artist: War
Album: Eric Burdon Declares War
Released: 1970

Today’s Quote: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who are hungry and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.” ~ General Dwight D. Eisenhower

I watched an interesting movie on AMC the other night called Letters from Iwo Jima. It was directed by Clint Eastwood and it relates the battle of Iwo Jima from a Japanese perspective. Most of the dialog was in Japanese with subtitles. English was only spoken when it fit the story. I felt a lot of empathy for those soldiers. Not all of them were so willing to die for the Emperor and their army wasn’t much different from our army. War loses some of its allure when we give our enemies a human face. I give it two thumbs up.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.