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Why War?

 

That's my post at Vision & Verb today in commemoration of America's Memorial Day.

(a WWII poster at the Clervaux Castle in northern Luxembourg

to which I added only the border/frame.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why War?

 

That's my post at Vision & Verb today in commemoration of America's Memorial Day.

(a WWII poster at the Clervaux Castle in northern Luxembourg

to which I added only the border/frame.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

comments (27)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 May 2014, 00:27
Excellent!

I'll call in to V&V a little later, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ray.
Perfect for this day. And, indeed, why.
I'll read the V&V post later, once it's up for me.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. We keep asking WHY forever, it seems, and nothing ever changes!?!
There never seems to be a satisfactory answer.
Ginnie Hart: Sad but true, Michael.
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 26 May 2014, 05:06
it is a wonderful image to remind us why! Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. I immediately thought of Memorial Day when I saw it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 May 2014, 06:12
A question we ask for ever - also now while looking at different parts of the world ...Later I'll read your V&V tribute.
Ginnie Hart: A forever-question, Philine, often with no satifactory answer, it seems! Thank you.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 26 May 2014, 06:16
We will never be able to stop asking why, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I know, Lisl. It's very sad and not what we expected, I'm sure, when we arrived in this world. sad
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 May 2014, 06:20
A question people have been asking for a long time Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: So sad but true, Chris!
Why war?
For the power! sad
Ginnie Hart: So sad but probably true. I hate it, Oscar.
Excellent and very appropriate for today Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 May 2014, 07:52
Camaraderie is probably about the only positive aspect to come out of wars. We remember our heroes in November.
Ginnie Hart: A Band of Brothers...and Sisters! Yes.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 May 2014, 07:54
Fine words on your Vision and Verb blog. Food for thought!
Ginnie Hart: If you don't mind, Alan, I will add this as a comment there?!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 May 2014, 08:09
"Anything that encourages the growth of emotional ties will operate against war."

Sigmund Freud.
Ginnie Hart: I don't know if this means you read the V&V post, Mike. If not, it is coincidental that you would be quoting Freud here! I would love to post this quote at V&V, if you don't mind?
A very powerful question Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Bill. Apparently never answered!
touching poster!
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Joshi. Thanks.
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 26 May 2014, 08:35
Really good question, Ginnie - and no rational answer!
Ginnie Hart: So sad but true, HF.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 May 2014, 09:19
That is the best question Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The question with few/no answers, it seems?!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 May 2014, 09:42
We will always wonder...and asking why and there will be never an answer.
Impressive poster.
Ginnie Hart: Wars and rumors of wars...all throughout history. Has anyone ever had total peace? Bedankt, MLMA.
We have learned nothing. Greed still overpowers all.
Ginnie Hart: Sad but true, I'm afraid, Mary!
Religion, greed, ideology, the list goes on, Ginnie, it's a human condition....
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I'm afraid so, Frank. (sigh)
Great image with the... >Why?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jacquelyn.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 May 2014, 13:35
The picture is an evocative one. But the short answer to "Why?" is that many people are power hungry. They can blow their bellows any which way, but in the end it is about power.
Ginnie Hart: I hate it, Louis, but I'm sure you're right!
President Obama is being criticized by the Right for seeking diplomatic solutions to conflicts. They call him weak on foreign affairs. What a bunch of hogwash. Only wish that all heads of state would follow his lead. War is hell!

Excellent post, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't agree with you more, Beverly. Would you mind if I added this comment to the V&V post???
What a sad story the poster tells, how many thousands of times has this scene been depicted for real over the years. Will catch up with V.& V.later, the grandchildren have just walked in, no chance to concentrate till they've left smile
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about the post, Brian. Why haven't we learned from all those years ago???? Enjoy your kiddies while you have them!
A poor broadband connection is not helping me today. Why war? Our governments decide why, we just have to go along with it.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder what would happen if we, the people, all just stood up to our governments!?! UGH. (Till then, good luck with your broadband.)
Why indeed, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 May 2014, 01:29
Why indeed...

It is always about power and greed. And due to the power and greed, leaders get out of control!
Ginnie Hart: It sounds like we need an uprising to protest???!!!!
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 May 2014, 11:44
Why indeed Ginnie. A moving picture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sarah.

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