And no civilization has ever willingly given up its most powerful weapons.
If you jumped in here again, I would not do it, if you would be sensible too. We are not here to applaud manly courage, save as it has been displayed in a noble cause.
But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. There are 40,000,000 men under arms in the world today, and our statesmen and diplomats have the temerity to say that war is not in the making. Are these 40,000,000 men being trained to be dancers? We must never forget that victory to the rebellion meant death to the republic.
Many people who self-harm don't want to kill themselves.
Self-harming can be a kind of "survival strategy", providing a person with a way of coping with overwhelming emotions.
We must never forget that the loyal soldiers who rest beneath this sod flung themselves between the nation and the nation destroyers.
If today we have a country not boiling in an agony of blood...
If now we have a united country, no longer cursed by the hell-black system of human bondage, if the American name is no longer a by-word and a hissing to a mocking earth, if the star-spangled banner floats only over free American citizens in every quarter of the land, and our country has before it a long and glorious career of justice, liberty, and civilization, we are indebted to the unselfish devotion of the noble army who rest in these honored graves all around us.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
It's probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you're not alone and not beyond help.