History Quotes / WarIsGlorious

1st Dec '15 6:02:09 PM namingway
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->''"Now’s as good a time as any to discuss the fate of Chris Kyle. Certainly, the film itself [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory finds very little time to do so]]. His eventual death at the hands of a fellow veteran on a gun range should shadow every frame of ''Film/AmericanSniper.'' For whatever reason, it’s the buried lede here; for all the horrors it reveals on the battlefield, the film is reluctant to truly acknowledge that the war never truly ends for many veterans. Kyle is apparently miraculously healed of his PTSD, and his death is consigned to a closing text--Chris Kyle somehow becoming an afterthought in his own story is the real horror of ''American Sniper.'' Eastwood seems less interested in the man and more enthralled by the legend--he’s into mythmaking, not psychoanalysis."'' -->--'''[[http://www.hollywoodbitchslap.com/review.php?movie=27789&reviewer=429 Brett Gallman]]'''
16th Nov '15 7:38:34 AM FF32
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--> -- '''[[TheAce Flashheart]]''', ''Series/BlackadderGoesForth''
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--> -- '''[[TheAce Flashheart]]''', ''Series/BlackadderGoesForth'' ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth''
6th Nov '15 10:32:11 AM hamonrye
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->''"Now comes Bernard-Henri Lévy, who, when asked by Jon Lee Anderson why he supported the intervention in Libya, says, ''“Why? I don’t know! Of course, it was human rights, for a massacre to be prevented, and {{blah blah blah}}….”'' Never underestimate the murder and mayhem men will make, just to escape their boredom."'' -->--'''[[http://crookedtimber.org/2015/02/20/human-rights-blah-blah-blah/ John Quiggin]]'''
2nd Nov '15 9:39:13 AM MrLavisherMoot
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Go to your brother\\
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Go up to your brother\\

Leave him dyin' in his uniform\\
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Leave him dyin' lyin' in his uniform\\
11th Oct '15 5:48:03 PM hamonrye
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11th Oct '15 5:47:54 PM hamonrye
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[[folder:fiction]] [[AC:Anime and Manga]] ->"My friends, it has often been said that I like war. Friends, I like war. No friends, I LOVE war.\\\ I love holocausts. I love blitzkriegs. I love defensive lines. I love sieges, charges, I love mop-up operations, and retreats.\\\ Wars across prairies, in streets, in trenches, in grasslands, in frozen tundras, through deserts, on the sea, in the air, I love every act of war that can occur upon this earth." --> -- '''The Major''', ''{{Hellsing}}'' [[AC:Film -- Live-Action]] ->''"War: it's FAN-tastic!"'' --> - '''Arvid Harbinger''', ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'' ->''"[[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell Detente with communists?]] Detente! Sounds like a couple of fags dancing."'' -->--'''''{{Film/Nixon}}''''' (1995) ->''"I love it. God help me, I do love it so. I love it more than my life."'' -->-- '''''{{Film/Patton}}''''' (1970) [[AC:Literature]] ->''"Fight, rape, war, pillage, burn. Filmic images of death and carnage are pornography for the military man; with film you are stroking his cock, tickling his balls with the pink feather of history, getting him ready for his real First Fuck.''" -->--'''Anthony Swofford''', ''Jarhead'' ->"''It can be argued, for instance, that war is grotesque. But in truth war is also beauty. For all its horror, you can't help but gape at the awful majesty of combat. You stare out at tracer rounds unwinding through the dark like brilliant red ribbons. You crouch in ambush as a cool, impassive moon rises over the nighttime paddies. You admire the fluid symmetries of troops on the move, the harmonies of sound and shape and proportion, the great sheets of metal-fire streaming down from a gunship, the illumination rounds, the white phosphorus, the purply orange glow of napalm, the rocket's red glare. It's not pretty, exactly. It's astonishing. It fills the eye. It commands you. You hate it, yes, but your eyes do not. Like a killer forest fire, like cancer under a microscope, any battle or bombing raid or artillery barrage has the aesthetic purity of absolute moral indifference -- a powerful, implacable beauty -- and a true war story will tell you the truth about this, though the truth is ugly."'' -->-- Tim O'Brien, ''Literature/TheThingsTheyCarried'' [[AC:Live-Action TV]] ->''"Just because I can give multiple orgasms to the furniture just by sitting on it, doesn't mean I'm not sick of this damn war. The blood. The noise. '''[[{{BloodKnight}} The endless poetry]]!'''"'' --> -- '''[[TheAce Flashheart]]''', ''Series/BlackadderGoesForth'' [[AC::Music]]

->(War!)'' Never been so much fun!\\ ''(War!)'' Never been so much fuuuun!\\ ''(War!)'' Never been so much fun!\\ ''(War!)'' Never been so much fuuuun!\\ Go to your brother\\ Kill him with your gun\\ Leave him dyin' in his uniform\\ Dyin' in the sun\\ ''(War!)'' BANG!'' -->--'''''VideoGame/CannonFodder''''' theme (warning: {{ear worm}})

->''"I love it. God help me, I do love it so. I love it more than my life."'' -->-- '''''{{Film/Patton}}''''' (1970) ->"''It can be argued, for instance, that war is grotesque. But in truth war is also beauty. For all its horror, you can't help but gape at the awful majesty of combat. You stare out at tracer rounds unwinding through the dark like brilliant red ribbons. You crouch in ambush as a cool, impassive moon rises over the nighttime paddies. You admire the fluid symmetries of troops on the move, the harmonies of sound and shape and proportion, the great sheets of metal-fire streaming down from a gunship, the illumination rounds, the white phosphorus, the purply orange glow of napalm, the rocket's red glare. It's not pretty, exactly. It's astonishing. It fills the eye. It commands you. You hate it, yes, but your eyes do not. Like a killer forest fire, like cancer under a microscope, any battle or bombing raid or artillery barrage has the aesthetic purity of absolute moral indifference -- a powerful, implacable beauty -- and a true war story will tell you the truth about this, though the truth is ugly."'' -->-- Tim O'Brien, ''Literature/TheThingsTheyCarried'' ->''Father Armand was silent for a long time. He glanced over at the skull on a stake. "A Hunnic trophy," he said. "I think the man was a Visigoth. He died at the battle of the Catalaunian Fields. I keep it here so that I may see it every day and remember." "Remember what, father?" I asked him.''
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->''"I love it. God help [[AC:Stand-Up Comedy]] ->''"People say to me, I do love it so. I love it more than my life."'' -->-- '''''{{Film/Patton}}''''' (1970) ->"''It can be argued, for instance, 'Hey, Bill, the war made us feel better about ourselves.' Really? What kind of people are these with such low self-esteem that they need a war is grotesque. But in truth to feel better about themselves? May I suggest, instead of a war is also beauty. For all its horror, you can't help but gape at the awful majesty to feel better about yourself, perhaps … sit-ups? Maybe a fruit cup? Eight glasses of combat. You stare out at tracer rounds unwinding through the dark like brilliant red ribbons. You crouch in ambush as water a cool, impassive moon rises over the nighttime paddies. You admire the fluid symmetries of troops day?"'' -->--'''Creator/BillHicks''' on the move, the harmonies of sound and shape and proportion, the great sheets of metal-fire streaming down from a gunship, the illumination rounds, the white phosphorus, the purply orange glow of napalm, the rocket's red glare. It's not pretty, exactly. It's astonishing. It fills the eye. It commands you. You hate it, yes, but UsefulNotes/GulfWar [[AC:Video Games]] ->(War!)'' Never been so much fun!\\ ''(War!)'' Never been so much fuuuun!\\ ''(War!)'' Never been so much fun!\\ ''(War!)'' Never been so much fuuuun!\\ Go to your eyes do not. Like a killer forest fire, like cancer under a microscope, any battle or bombing raid or artillery barrage has brother\\ Kill him with your gun\\ Leave him dyin' in his uniform\\ Dyin' in the aesthetic purity of absolute moral indifference -- a powerful, implacable beauty -- and a true war story will tell you the truth about this, though the truth is ugly."'' -->-- Tim O'Brien, ''Literature/TheThingsTheyCarried'' ->''Father Armand was silent for a long time. He glanced over at the skull on a stake. "A Hunnic trophy," he said. "I think the man was a Visigoth. He died at the battle of the Catalaunian Fields. I keep it here so that I may see it every day and remember." "Remember what, father?" I asked him.''sun\\ ''(War!)'' BANG!'' -->--'''''VideoGame/CannonFodder''''' theme (warning: {{ear worm}})

->''Make no mistake. War is coming. [[WarIsGlorious With all its glory.]] [[WarIsHell And with all its horror.]]''
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->''"The nightmares? They never go away, Snake. Once you have been on the battlefield, tasted the thrills, the exhilaration, the tension... It all becomes part of you. Once you've awakened the warrior within, it never sleeps again."'' --> -- '''Big Boss''', ''MetalGear2SolidSnake'' ->''Make no mistake. War is coming. [[WarIsGlorious With all its glory.]] [[WarIsHell glory. And with all its horror.]]''''

->''"War: it's fan-tastic!"'' --> -- '''Arvid Harbinger''', ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'' ->"My friends, it has often been said that I like war. Friends, [[BloodKnight I like war]]. No friends, I LOVE war.\\ I love holocausts. I love blitzkriegs. I love defensive lines. I love sieges, charges, I love mop-up operations, and retreats.\\ Wars across prairies, in streets, in trenches, in grasslands, in frozen tundras, through deserts, on the sea, in the air, I love every act of war that can occur upon this earth.\\ I love blasting the enemy to smithereens with artillery salvos that thunder across the lines of battle. My heart leaps with joy whenever a soldier is tossed into the air and cut to pieces by well placed sniper rounds. And there is nothing like a tank operator using a Tiger 88 to destroy enemy tanks.\\ And the feeling that comes when a soldier runs screaming from his blazing tank only to be mowed down by heavy machine gun fire, is such an exquisite feeling. Like when ranks of infantry brandish their bayonets rushing into the enemy line.\\ It moves me deep within my heart to watch a fresh recruit stabbing over and over into the bloated chest of a long-dead enemy. The sight of deserters being strung up from a street lamp is an irresistible pleasure.\\ And there is nothing more arousing than the sounds made by prisoners of war dropping like flies, screaming in agony as they're mowed down by ear piercing schmeissers. When a band of pitiful resistance fighters makes their final stand with nothing but small arms, only to have their city smashed to atoms block by block by 4.8 ton bombshells, I'm in ecstasy.\\ I love it when my forces are ravaged by a Russian armored division. It's so sad to see towns and villages that were supposed to be defended at all costs, being laid to waste, their women and children being raped, and killed. I love to be [[InLoveWithYourCarnage squashed under the heel of the British and American war machines]]. The humiliation, [[WeHaveReserves as my men crawl around like vermin]], ducking the yark bombers flying overhead.\\ Gentlemen... All I ask for is war, a war so grand as to make Hell itself tremble. Gentlemen, I ask you as fellow brothers in arms, what is it you really want? Do you wish for further war as I do? Do you wish for a merciless, bloody war? A war whose fury is built with iron, and lightning, and fire? Do you ask for war to sweep in like a tempest, leaving not even ravens to scavenge, from this Earth? Very well. Then war is what you shall have. We are a clenched fist, ready to strike down all who oppose us, with our might. But... After enduring over half a century wallowing in the darkness, for us, a simple "ordinary" war will no longer be sufficient. We need a MASSIVE war! A war beyond any other that man's history has ever known!\\ We are but a single battalion... The remnants of a defeated army numbering less than a thousand strong. However, I believe that each of you old warriors is worth a thousand of their sickly soft children! We represent a force that could easily defeat an army of a million and one men! It is time for us to awake the ones who sent us screaming into oblivion, and who now lie sleeping.\\ Let's drag them out of bed by the hair, and remind them of what we are! We will remind them of what it feels like to live in fear. We will remind them of the sound our jackboots make against their throats. We will remind them, that there are more things between Heaven and Hell than are dreamt of in their philosophy.\\ Our Kampfgruppe of one thousand battle-hardened warriors will burn this world down to ash. Yes, my friends! Soon, Europe's charred remains will illuminate the night sky! I have brought you all back just as I promised I would. Back to our favorite battlefield. Back to our beloved war!\\ At last, the sea lion has crossed the ocean and is heading up the hill! Attention soldiers of the Millennium battalion, this is a message from your commander: Friends... let's bring them Hell." --> -- '''The Major''', ''{{Hellsing}}''
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->''"War: it's fan-tastic!"'' --> -- '''Arvid Harbinger''', ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'' ->"My friends, it has often been said that I like war. Friends, [[BloodKnight I like war]]. No friends, I LOVE war.\\ I love holocausts. I love blitzkriegs. I love defensive lines. I love sieges, charges, I love mop-up operations, and retreats.\\ Wars across prairies, in streets, in trenches, in grasslands, in frozen tundras, through deserts, on the sea, in the air, I love every act of war that can occur upon this earth.\\ I love blasting the enemy to smithereens with artillery salvos that thunder across the lines of battle. My heart leaps with joy whenever a soldier is tossed into the air and cut to pieces by well placed sniper rounds. And there is nothing like a tank operator using a Tiger 88 to destroy enemy tanks.\\ And the feeling that comes when a soldier runs screaming from his blazing tank only to be mowed down by heavy machine gun fire, is such an exquisite feeling. Like when ranks of infantry brandish their bayonets rushing into the enemy line.\\ It moves me deep within my heart to watch a fresh recruit stabbing over and over into the bloated chest of a long-dead enemy. The sight of deserters being strung up from a street lamp is an irresistible pleasure.\\ And there is nothing more arousing than the sounds made by prisoners of war dropping like flies, screaming in agony as they're mowed down by ear piercing schmeissers. When a band of pitiful resistance fighters makes their final stand with nothing but small arms, only to have their city smashed to atoms block by block by 4.8 ton bombshells, I'm in ecstasy.\\ I love it when my forces are ravaged by a Russian armored division. It's so sad to see towns and villages that were supposed to be defended at all costs, being laid to waste, their women and children being raped, and killed. I love to be [[InLoveWithYourCarnage squashed under the heel of the British and American war machines]]. The humiliation, [[WeHaveReserves as my men crawl around like vermin]], ducking the yark bombers flying overhead.\\ Gentlemen... All I ask for is war, a war so grand as to make Hell itself tremble. Gentlemen, I ask you as fellow brothers in arms, what is it you really want? Do you wish for further war as I do? Do you wish for a merciless, bloody war? A war whose fury is built with iron, and lightning, and fire? Do you ask for war to sweep in like a tempest, leaving not even ravens to scavenge, from this Earth? Very well. Then war is what you shall have. We are a clenched fist, ready to strike down all who oppose us, with our might. But... After enduring over half a century wallowing in the darkness, for us, a simple "ordinary" war will no longer be sufficient. We need a MASSIVE war! A war beyond any other that man's history has ever known!\\ We are but a single battalion... The remnants of a defeated army numbering less than a thousand strong. However, I believe that each of you old warriors is worth a thousand of their sickly soft children! We represent a force that could easily defeat an army of a million and one men! It is time for us to awake the ones who sent us screaming into oblivion, and who now lie sleeping.\\ Let's drag them out of bed by the hair, and remind them of what we are! We will remind them of what it feels like to live in fear. We will remind them of the sound our jackboots make against their throats. We will remind them, that there are more things between Heaven and Hell than are dreamt of in their philosophy.\\ Our Kampfgruppe of one thousand battle-hardened warriors will burn this world down to ash. Yes, my friends! Soon, Europe's charred remains will illuminate the night sky! I have brought you all back just as I promised I would. Back to our favorite battlefield. Back to our beloved war!\\ At last, the sea lion has crossed the ocean and is heading up the hill! Attention soldiers of the Millennium battalion, this is a message from your commander: Friends... let's bring them Hell." --> -- '''The Major''', ''{{Hellsing}}'' [[AC:Webcomics]]

->''"[[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell Detente with communists?]] Detente! Sounds like a couple of fags dancing."'' -->--'''''{{Film/Nixon}}''''' (1995)
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->''"[[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell Detente with communists?]] Detente! Sounds [[AC:Web Original]] ->''"I remember vividly and guiltily how, in the lead up to the Gulf War, I longed for war. It was natural. A view of history that treated war as the interesting bits, reinforced by a view of mass media that taught me that wars were where fun things like a couple cartoons and video games happened meant that by 1990, at the age of fags dancing.8, I was positively bitter that my life had dragged on without a proper war to keep things interesting.\\\ The viewpoint is, like so much of being eight, barbaric in hindsight. It is not quite bloodlust, but rather a sort of blood blindness -- the complete failure to recognize war as something other than the skeleton upon which a textbook is draped."'' -->--'''''{{Film/Nixon}}''''' (1995) -->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/04/imaginary-lithuanian-hero-gi-joe-gi-joe.html Phil Sandifer]]''' on ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' [[AC:RealLife]]

->''"The nightmares? They never go away, Snake. Once you have been on the battlefield, tasted the thrills, the exhilaration, the tension... It all becomes part of you. Once you've awakened the warrior within, it never sleeps again."'' --> -- '''Big Boss''', ''MetalGear2SolidSnake'' ->''"Just because I can give multiple orgasms to the furniture just by sitting on it, doesn't mean I'm not sick of this damn war. The blood. The noise. '''[[{{BloodKnight}} The endless poetry]]!'''"'' --> -- '''[[TheAce Flashheart]]''', ''BlackadderGoesForth''

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->''"People say to me, 'Hey, Bill, the war made us feel better about ourselves.' Really? What kind of people are these with such low self-esteem that they need a war to feel better about themselves? May I suggest, instead of a war to feel better about yourself, perhaps … sit-ups? Maybe a fruit cup? Eight glasses of water a day?"'' -->--'''Creator/BillHicks''' on the GulfWar

->''"This blanket amnesia is often part of the aftermath of war. The puncturing of the nationalist myth, an event that saw the Serbs turn their back on Milošević once [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Kosovo was lost]], does not mean, however, that the nationalist virus has been conquered. While the excesses carried out in the name of the nationalist cause are forgotten or ignored, the myth of the nation ha a disturbing longevity. It lies dormant, festering in the society, nurtured by [[TheThemeParkVersion boys' adventure stories]] of heroism in service to the nation, the monuments we erect to the fallen, and [[OrwellianEditor carefully scripted remembrances]] until it slowly slouches back into respectability."''
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->''"This blanket amnesia is often part of the aftermath of war. The puncturing of the nationalist myth, an event that saw the Serbs turn their back on Milošević once [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Kosovo was lost]], does not mean, however, that the nationalist virus has been conquered. While the excesses carried out in the name of the nationalist cause are forgotten or ignored, the myth of the nation ha has a disturbing longevity. It lies dormant, festering in the society, nurtured by [[TheThemeParkVersion boys' adventure stories]] stories of heroism in service to the nation, the monuments we erect to the fallen, and [[OrwellianEditor carefully scripted remembrances]] until it slowly slouches back into respectability."''

->''"I remember vividly and guiltily how, in the lead up to the {{Gulf War}}, I longed for war. It was natural. A view of history that treated war as the interesting bits, reinforced by a view of mass media that taught me that wars were where fun things like cartoons and video games happened meant that by 1990, at the age of 8, I was positively bitter that my life had dragged on without a proper war to keep things interesting.\\\ The viewpoint is, like so much of being eight, barbaric in hindsight. It is not quite bloodlust, but rather a sort of blood blindness -- the complete failure to recognize war as something other than the skeleton upon which a textbook is draped."'' -->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/04/imaginary-lithuanian-hero-gi-joe-gi-joe.html Phil Sandifer]]''' on ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' [[/folder]]
5th Jul '15 5:29:59 PM johnnyfog
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->''"We are also the victims of an unfortunate caricature of our profession. That is, a lot of people think we are pinstriped cookie pushers. I know that because I am a regular guest, [[FoxNewsLiberal for better or worse]], on the ''Ollie North Show''. His listeners often tell me that I'm a pinstriped cookie pusher."'' -->--Former U.S. Ambassador '''R. Nicholas Burns'''
24th Mar '15 8:27:42 PM johnnyfog
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->''"People say to me, 'Hey, Bill, the war made us feel better about ourselves.' Really? What kind of people are these with such low self-esteem that they need a war to feel better about themselves? May I suggest, instead of a war to feel better about yourself, perhaps … sit-ups? Maybe a fruit cup? Eight glasses of water a day?"'' -->--'''Creator/BillHicks''' on the GulfWar
11th Mar '15 12:39:17 PM TheUnsquished
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