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Make love not war - demonstrators offer a flower to Military Policemen confronting them

Make love not war - 1960s

It’s an antiwar slogan used by people who were opposed to the Vietnam war during the 60’s.

In 1965, Penelope and Franklin Rosemont were the first to print it. Later, a senior at the University of Oregon wore a sweater with this slogan. The New York Times wrote an article. That was the beginning of its popularity.

Many artists were inspired by it such as John Lennon, Bob Marley, Jimmy Hendricks or Joan Baez.

I appreciate this quotation because war is always wrong. People don’t talk enough to each other and unfortunately, war is the business of political leaders.

I heard this quotation a few days ago on the radio.
I don’t remember when I heard it first; maybe in the 70’s.

by Pascal


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