Neither sweet nor fitting

The words ‘war party,’ sprayed on the wall of the old sugar mill building on Haleko Street, Lihu‘e, may seem some mindless rant, but can spring some deep conversation. Ernest Hemingway once said, ‘In modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.’ The first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin, seemed to agree with Hemingway. She was the only member to vote against entering World War II, and is quoted as saying, ‘You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.’


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.