Sunday quote

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.”

From a speech in Washington in 1953, by President Dwight. D. Eisenhower 1890 -1969

Sourced today from the blog of Valerie Davies.


8 thoughts on “Sunday quote

      1. Brick Wordsmith

        We are not just slow learners, we are no learners. We are not learning anything from past mistakes. I am not inclined to cynicism but it looks to me like we are aggressively ignoring genuine attempts at widespread peace. Perversely, it is easier to fight a war than to work towards finding ways to prevent it.

        My apologies, Lynley, for the name fumble.

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