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War as Escapism

War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

Attributed to: 
Thomas Mann
Commentary: 

This pretty much sums up the Drug War. Don’t like the Native Americans? Prohibit their peyote and other sacramental plants. Don’t like the Chinese and want to harass them out of the country, hopefully? Outlaw their opium. Mad at the Mexicans? Malign marijuana. And on and on …

Personally I think the above saying applies to many things other than drugs.

But in the end, the cowards who can’t humble themselves …