"Rich man's war, poor man's blood." What is your take on this?

@tjades (3592)
Jamaica
June 25, 2009 1:31am CST
I was reading an article online when came across this old saying... "Rich man's war, poor man's blood." I think this is a very deep proverbial saying. There are so many instances where this came to life in our world, in our time and in the past. The poor are always made to bear the hardships which come with ensuring that the rich continue to live in comfort. It is not the rich who often fight the wars but its is they who collect and share the riches, therefore increasing their wealth. Does this saying have any impact on you? Does it mean anyting to you at all? I can think of a few occurences both locally and internationally where this saying would taking on the reality of its message. Maybe one or two such instances come to your mind as well. I would like to hear your view on what this saying means to you.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
25 Jun 09
I'm being cynacal now but it seems that when there is poverty then a little war is started. what heppns? Factories are then producing weapons, clothing and everything else, armoured vehicles included. Big men get rich and poor men die as because they do not have any work they then enliost to get a wage for their family to eat. could go on about this for hours. Excellent post sweetie pir.
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
27 Jun 09
I like that take Cynthian. The money which is never available always seems to be found to do whatever the rich wants it to do. Makes one wonder... Is it that they profit more from having the poor around? How many of these rich folks send their kids out to fight in these wars?