War Is Hell – Sticker Maul

Street artist Sticker Maul doesn’t need a large canvas to create art that makes an impact on the street. A recent piece we found in the Lower East Side of Manhattan keeps us thinking…

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, is a book by Chris Hedges, where he argues that war seduces society and creates the fiction needed to gain its support.

“In the beginning, war looks and feels like love. But unlike love, it gives nothing in return but an ever-deepening dependence, like all narcotics, on the road to self-destruction. It does not affirm but places upon us greater and greater demands. It destroys the outside world until it is hard to live outside war’s grip. It takes a higher and higher dose to achieve any thrill. Finally, one ingests war only to remain numb.”

― Chris Hedges


“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
― Albert Einstein


According to The Watson Institute at Brown University, which conducted a project to determine the costs of war post 9/11 called Costs of War Project:

  • At least 929,000 people have died due to direct war violence, including armed forces on all sides of the conflicts, contractors, civilians, journalists, and humanitarian workers.  
  • Many times more have died indirectly in these wars, due to ripple effects like malnutrition, damaged infrastructure, and environmental degradation.
  • Over 387,000 civilians have been killed in direct violence by all parties to these conflicts.
  • The cost of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and elsewhere totals about $8 trillion. This does not include future interest costs on borrowing for the wars.