Posts Tagged ‘Military’


Simone Weil

“Whether the mask is labelled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship of the Proletariat, the great adversary remains the Apparatus–the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier or the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers’ enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to the Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”

Simone Weil, Politics (1945)


Douglas MacArthur

“It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.”

–General Douglas MacArthur, Speech, May 15, 1951