Author has written 26 stories for Haiku, General, General, and Song.
I don't really have to put anything here, do I? Let's say there's nothing worth putting, not because I feel worthless, but because whatever I have to say here will tell you nothing more than my work would. Well, perhaps I should say that I'm a college-aged male.
Also, "le furet" means "the ferret" in French, just in case you were wondering.
More haiku. Perhaps more will follow. By the way, the novel went bust. The long hiatus in my work was due to such diverse causes as laziness, schoolwork, and the development of a new hobby, language construction. I hope you enjoy my work, you beautiful people.
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."
"To murder one man is a tragedy. To kill ten million men - statistic."
"Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."
"Quite the contrary."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. This disgrace to civilisation should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
"Soldiers, don't give yourselves to brutes - Men who despise you and enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think, and what to feel; who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannonfodder! Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!"
"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar."
"Is there any man, is there any woman, let me say any child here, that does not know that the seed of war in the modern world is industrial and commercial rivalry?"
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
"What does it matter to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?"
"Politics have nothing to do with morals."
"O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with their little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it-for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord...We ask it, in the spirit of love of Him Who is the Source of Love and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. AMEN."
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign ... until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war."
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