War takes courage and a certain liqueous stupidity.
Peace takes character.
From this, if true, it can be seen why I'll be damned if I can think of a single 30-year period of time during which the United States was not involved in one armed conflict or another.
If war is the rule ... almost worse than the bloodshed and loss is the infernal need to praise its creativity and kindness.
It really is easier to understand things where war is a 'given.' And it really is easier to see why various groups find it necessary to speak of the joy and wisdom of mankind.
OK, guys, douse the bull-shit-o-meter lights. It's time to pat ourselves on the back.
Character .... does that actually mean something?