War, Edwin Starr
…unless (as I think Terry Pratchett noted recently) you’re a slave or somebody whose country just got conquered, of course. You might have a different opinion then.
“‘War, Nobby. Huh! What is it good for?’ [Sgt. Colon] said.
‘Dunno, Sarge. Freeing slaves, maybe?’
‘Absol– well, okay.’
‘Defending yourself against a totalitarian aggressor?’
‘All right, I’ll grant you that, but–‘
‘Defending civilization against a horde of–‘
‘It doesn’t do any good in the long run is what I’m saying, Nobby, if you’d listen for five seconds together,’ said Fred Colon sharply.
‘Yeah, but in the long run, what does, Sarge?'”
That’s the bunny.
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