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October 1, 2012 6:55 AM Subscribe
"Rich man's war, poor man's fight" goes back to the US Civil War and illustrates how it's the poor who do most of the actual fighting in any conflict. What other catchy or classic phrases illustrate how careers involving legalized violence (military, police) frequently draw in the economically disadvantaged?
posted by scaryblackdeath to human relations (25 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking less for generalized objections to war or violence and more for things that hit the economic oppressiveness of it all, particularly as it impacts the people who do the actual fighting. I've read "War Is a Racket" (everyone should, really), and I may have to go back over it to look for any such phrase, but I'm hoping the hivemind here will have something else for me by way of catchy soundbites. :)