"War is the pornography of violence. It has a dark beauty, filled with the monstrous and the grotesque. The Bible calls it 'the lust of the eye' and warns believers against it. War gives us a distorted sense of self. It gives us meaning. It creates a feeling of comradeship that obliterates our alienation and makes us feel, for perhaps the first time in our lives, that we belong. War allows us to rise above our small stations in life, to find nobility in the cause, feelings of selflessness, even bliss." - Chris Hedges
In Greek mythology, Aphrodite (goddess of love) is the half-sister of Ares, the cowardly, cruel god of war. Love and War? How can this be?
The Greeks were smarter than we are. They understood that love and war go together. Perhaps it's better say "lust and war."
Some years ago I read a book, the name of which I as usual cannot remember, that stated that when the Americans entered Paris near the end of WWII every American tent had a French woman spend the night. I was not surprised.
Recently I read an article HERE about how some American women slept with "Nazis" i.e. German POWs in the U.S.
Predictably, the thread was infected with Nazi apologists. You know, Alphas defending the white race and Europe against the Commie barbarian hordes (defending against barbarian Commie hordes was true). And women drool and tingle over "Alphas," you know. They can't keep their clothes on because they're conscienceless sluts all tingling with "hypergamy."
Again, the Greeks knew better.
Here's some other things they knew.
The brothers and sisters of Ares:
Hebe, Goddess of Youth
Eris, Goddess of Discord
Eileithyia, Goddess of Childbirth
Hephaestus, God of Blacksmithing and Fire
Aphrodite - Goddess of love, beauty, desire, and fertility.
Apollo - The Sun God; god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, archery and truth.
Artemis - Goddess of the hunt, of maidens, and the moon.
Athena - Goddess of wisdom, crafts, and strategic battle.
Hermes - Messenger of the Gods; god of commerce, speed, thieves, and trade.
Now that all of this has been brought to your attention, you know why they are all related.
At one time people knew their Greek and Roman myths, since they were taught in school. So was the Bible (look up "lust of the eyes" and "lust of the flesh" sometime).
Not anymore. Of course, people still look for answers. Oftentimes they get side-tracked, unfortunately.