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Honor and Duty are noble currency with which nations buy man and his institutions. It was thus wars were won. Here let me quote a passage from Seven Pillars of Wisdom:

“(The account) It is filled with trivial things, partly that no one mistake for history the bones from which some day a man may make history, and partly for the pleasure it gave me to recall the fellowship of the revolt. We were fond together, because of the sweep of the open places, the taste of wide winds, the sunlight, and the hopes in which we worked. The moral freshness of the world-to-be intoxicated us. We were wrought up in ideas inexpressible and vaporous, but to be fought for. We lived many lives in those whirling campaigns, never sparing ourselves: yet when we achieved and the new world dawned, the old men came out again and took our victory to re-make in the likeness of the former world they knew. Youth could win, but had not learned to keep: and was pitiably weak against age. We stammered that we had worked for a new heaven and a new earth, and they thanked us kindly and made their peace.

All men dream: but not equally, Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did. I meant to make a new nation, to restore! a lost influence, to give twenty millions of Semites the foundations on which to build an inspired dream-palace of their national thoughts. So high an aim called out the inherent nobility of their minds, and made them play a generous part in events:….. “( selected: introductory chapter)

Remember the big gestures are made by those who stayed home while the youth and hopesĀ  of ordinary folks were sent to be cannon’s fodder. Did the world fare any better? One evil was replaced by their villainy who have the power to lay down laws and redraw maps and demand restitution from losers. These men deluded by a new ideology, threat of which was alone in their foggy minds unleashed yet Korean War, Vietnam War and much more. Why praise the dead if the living have no desire to change their ignoble mentality?

Benny

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