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Graveyard of Italian Soldiers from World War 1.

War - what is it good for?


I would like to Thank ~kallio and `suzi9mm for making this Photo my first Daily Deviation - I :heart: You guys!


War is the statesman's game,
The priest's delight,
The lawyer's jest,
The hired assassin's trade.

Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Given 2006-07-25
WAR gives two kinds of thoughts; both reminds us of the immeasurable losses and also of how we are just one of many. In the end we are just crosses on a field, and memories in someone's head, there have been and will be millions of others before and after us. A very current photo by ~Sulejman ( Suggested by kallio and Featured by suzi9mm )
SnowMountainHop Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

Actually, the only good thing that war brings are the protest songs
fouadiskander Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
hello please contact me as I am intrested in being the sole owner of the piece
simoloita Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are italian?
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
Tnt9000 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
War only brings fame to those who sit in the high ranks at war
manny-exe Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
this is depressing, i love it
ThereallylargeFly Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
Poor souls. 
V1ke0r Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016   General Artist
it doesn't determine who is right, only who is left
SonicPL2012 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
"But war... War never changes" - Fallout 3
JDSmith Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Business. Arts. Entertainment.

If relationships between two people who once loved one another cannot be resolved amicably, what chance do different cultures have?
Thechilean Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
:(     to true
EeveeGamerGirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vinyoli Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
It is weird to the first that camed into my mind is the "Master of Puppets" album from Metallica?
mazarineray Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
war is but who stands to the end. So called victory or triumph is but by the end of war,I stand, you down.
PaleAuthor Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Writer
Very true~
PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Writer
War is often the only answer.
Kheelaia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dare to disagree.
PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Writer
Then you're a fool.
Kheelaia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let's see.
you're basically saying, that there are situations, where there's no other solution than war, right? What situations these are, if you were to say, and why do you think it's the only solution?
Also, let me go a bit to self-defense, no matter how childish it will sound... Do you really think it's me who's a fool? Because, if you asked me, it's you who's too narrow-minded to see solution other than force and unneeded violence.
The bigger the conflict is, the harder it is to stop, yes. But paradoxically, the bigger the conflict is, the more ways to stop or avoid it exist, because more sides participate, and every side, as somehow related to the others, is able to stop the conflict...Ok, maybe not stop, but slow it down a little bit. So when they cooperate like, i don't know, EU(Let's say EU isn't fake made for the west Europe to prosper better at the cost of middle Europe including my country, so they live happily-ever-after while we suffer for being abused by this fucking union, with no support in case of open conflict) against Russia it's possible to stop the war. Hard  but possible. I know I sound like a pacifist now (or whatever it's called in english), but seriously. You behave like a eight years old boy, thinking that he already knows everything about politics and war, just because he knows what Kałasznikov is...
PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Writer
Yes, that is exactly what I am saying. 
The price for freedom and justice is always paid in blood.

You are a pacifist if you don't the war is ever the answer.
I don't know what Kalaszinokv is.
It's better to go to war than allow some bully of a nation trample upon your rights.
Kheelaia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is always paid in blood, though doesn't have to.

I share a lot of ideas with pacifists, but I'm not one, for example by liking gore and bloody things. But yes, I'm all for world peace.
War is not the answer, Sweet Zalgo... Not always, and I would even say, never is. War is a cruel thing, right? Not only soldiers die. Everybody suffers. War is usual solution. War is hard to avoid, and war literaly solves problems. It's not the right solution though.
Well, I'm not going to end this discussion fast... If you really want to quarrel maybe let's do it through notes? I don't think the artist would like spam like this in comment.
PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Writer
Everything has a price. Nothing is gained that is not suffered for. I want peace, but justice is more important that peace. War solves problems more effectively than any other. Without war, countless tyrants would never have been brought to justice. The only thing that can bring and guarantee peace is the willingness to fight to defend it.
Kheelaia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here I agree with everything. I think we're good now...?
Itsukiart Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kill or be killed, its all for the great Khorne
Weltendaemmerung Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MinnesotaRanger Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
There's many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory but it is all hell. William Tecumseh Sherman 
Myredhulk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
"We must put an end to war, or war will put an end to us." -John fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
"War. War never changes." -Fallout 3, -Fallout New Vegas
"People wage war in the hopes to answer questions. By the time a war is over, these questions remain open." -Demon Door, Fable III

Some quotes that I happen to agree with.
11Gummerus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
War is hatred.
War is death.
War is sorrow.
War is bad.
War is ruthless.
War is pointless.
War has no good sides.
Still some of us find it beautiful and nostalgic in it's own special way, like an old TV show or a movie.
Art is suffering.
Therefore, can we count war as art?
It doesn't mean we have to accept it, even if it is art, but I'm just asking: Is it art?
armouredank Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Yeah it's art. I like drawing tanks.
klingschohr Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Why should art be suffering? Maybe it's sometimes accompanied with it but it certainly doesn't have to.
And who finds war beautiful and nostalgic? Obviously only those who have never experienced war or people who are completely nuts (sorry, I didn't know how to put it in a more gentle way... but think of it, who would call the devastation of human lives and environment "beautiful" or would have nostalgic feelings when remembering all the cruelty of war?)
So my answer would be defenitely no, war is not art. Why should it be?
11Gummerus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's not what I mean.
Art is not always suffering.
But sometimes it is.
I'm not saying that war is beautiful like a girl you love, or a pretty flower.
I'm saying that war has a certain kind of beauty in it; a truthful beauty.
War shows us as who we are. We can choose whether or not to kill someone, or get killed by that someone who we allowed to live.
War is the ultimate test.
It reveals us who we are, so therefore it's also partly pure. It washes away the lies that we use in our daily lives.
Now, I'm not saying that war is right. Actually, I'm 100% against it. I'm just saying that it has a certain kind of pureness in it, no matter how bad it is.

I admit that the word "nostalgic" was maybe not the best way for me to express my beliefs, so I'm sorry if that seemed a little "messed up".
klingschohr Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Okay, I just realized you wrote that comment a long, long time ago. It's too late now, but sorry anyways ^^
And of course: it's a great picture. thanks :)
WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Endless death, suffering of the masses and the weapon industries pockets get filled, this is what War is good for. So basically for nothing.
SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How emotional.
Etsor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
so sad...
knoodelhed Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Artist
karlastarfani Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
it's awesome!
Deep-Strike Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
War is the only way to make things change in this world, this is sad but true.
karlUSRN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
filled with grief
RaggaR8 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This sight reminds me of my service in army.
Peacekeeper in Afganistan, wasn't beautiful...
BroStravaX3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student General Artist
But is it justified?
CoreyWilkerson Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
war is nessesary, no matter how many die
Hors1988 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
solo es cuestion de tiempo
Simbabadass Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
featured on my other account here [link]
Rodo97 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
i am italian, this is a real picture?
Zurthuryx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Writer
This is really cool and throught-provoking picture.
IchorData Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Could I use this in a video for a remix I'm working on?
blackout623 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
In the end is it really worth fighting for
M1DNAA Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
War - what is it good for?

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