“What are these two lies – these Illusions – that for too long have done their best to keep us from a real peace where we can still remain human? One is certainly the glory of war. It offers us cheaply, but with tragic results, a sense of power in the face of that 20th Century helplessness and powerlessness we hear so much about. War is about the power that fear demands of us, isn t it? Power, after all (the lie assures us), is what the world is really about, isn t it? The meek are fools. The reasonable are suckers. If you really believe in your country, your family, your values, you will wage war to protect them – because there is indeed an Enemy out there and the Enemy, like a host of fallen angels, is out to destroy everything you value. By waging war you ll be redeemed by war s very violence, won t you? The consequences of this are of course terrible: the perpetuation of Power Uber Alles, of war itself, of the assumption that whether we win or lose our submission to Power redeems us.”

“What are these two lies – these Illusions – that for too long have done their best to keep us from a real peace where we can still remain human? One is certainly the glory of war. It offers us cheaply, but with tragic results, a sense of power in the face of that 20th Century helplessness and powerlessness we hear so much about. War is about the power that fear demands of us, isn t it? Power, after all (the lie assures us), is what the world is really about, isn t it? The meek are fools. The reasonable are suckers. If you really believe in your country, your family, your values, you will wage war to protect them – because there is indeed an Enemy out there and the Enemy, like a host of fallen angels, is out to destroy everything you value. By waging war you ll be redeemed by war s very violence, won t you? The consequences of this are of course terrible: the perpetuation of Power Uber Alles, of war itself, of the assumption that whether we win or lose our submission to Power redeems us.” – Bruce McAllister