joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord
would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away
with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country
stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable an ignorable war
is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action!
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but
an act of murder."