"by patriotic man I do not mean him who measures his country's greatness by the extent of her territory, the size of her armies, the strength of her fleets, or even by the insolence with which she tramples upon her weaker neighbors, but him who knows that the true greatness of a nation, as of a man, depends upon its character, its sense of justice, its self-restraint, its magnanimity, in a word upon its possession of those qualities which distinguish George Washington from the prize-fighter — the highest type of man from the highest type of beast." - - Moorfield Storey.
Before there was Vietnam there was the Philippine Insurrection.
And before anti-war protests of the Vietnam War era there were the anti-war protests of the Philippine Insurrection era.
"The Anti-Imperialist League and the Battle Against Empire"
""In April 1898 the United States went to war with Spain for the stated purpose of liberating Cuba from Spanish control. Several months later, when the war had ended, Cuba had been transformed into an American protectorate, and Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines had become American possessions."
"When the US government decided not to grant independence to the Philippines, Filipino rebels led by Emilio Aguinaldo determined to resist American occupying forces. The result was a brutal guerrilla war that stretched on for years. Some 200,000 Filipinos lost their lives, either directly from the fighting or as a result of a cholera epidemic traceable to the war."
Read it all. Very good stuff!
MOORFIELD STOREY IT SHOULD BE NOTED A PACIFIST/ABOLITIONIST/CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE AND AS DESCENDED FROM THAT ORIGINAL GROUP OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING WHITE SETTLERS TO BRITISH NORTH AMERICA!
AND WHAT EXACTLY WOULD BE THE RESPONSE OF MR. STOREY TO THE CURRENT THREAT AS POSED BY THE ISLAMIC STATE?