Of Emperors and Paupers

Are you tired of wars waged by wealthy plutocracy, in which only the poor are dying? So did the Russians during the First World War. They found a solution:

"The war encompasses a billion people, with fifty million men fighting on the fronts. At the moment there are two hostile collectives. They are organized and armed. Yet nothing stands in the way of them putting an end to the shooting. This will happen when a man tells this collective: You idiots, you are shooting the wrong targets. The war will end by a rebellion, a revolution, a global fire. For this to happen your bayonets must aim inside your country. Replace the emperor and plant a pauper in his place."

Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, The Road to Calvary (my rough translation).

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