“That population happened to have dark skin. The missionaries would have felt the same had they evangelized newly discovered islands of Scandinavia. The early missionary letters and literature are remarkably free of overtly racist epithets, not least because they discovered the Hawaiians to be quick and perceptive and intelligent enough to have emerged from a culture with no written language to the highest literacy rate in the world in less than a generation.”James L. Haley Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii
“But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life."
"Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. This is the way to keep a country at peace and an army intact.”Sun Tzu The Art of War
“This is a war. And this war will have a winner and it will have a loser. We are not here to fight the war. We are here to win it.”General Stanley A. McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret. My Share of the Task: A Memoir