"Nothing can stop this war, ever! Nothing, do you hear me?! And now that you are here, you might as well help. Every man is important."
"But, we are peaceful men."
"Doesn’t make any difference."
"And why are you fighting?" interjects Walt.
“To defeat the Axis, of course.”
But, why? What’s the cause?”
"The what?" asks one man, puzzled.
"The cause--the reason for the war.
"That's been long been forgotten," replies the leader. "But the war must go on!"
"How ridiculous! You insist on fighting and you don’t even know what you’re fighting for?!"
"All we know is we’re fighting the Axis. And they must not be allowed to win."
"And where are the voices for peace? Are there no churches here--no temples or synagogues?"
"Oh yes, a few. They all say the same as you do, but nobody listens. It’s all a bunch of talk: 'peace, peace, peace!' Oh, there were those fanatics who spoke of Jesus Christ--said that he died to save us from our sins and all that. But we haven’t heard from them in some time now, thank heaven. Seems they’ve up and disappeared real sudden-like. Nobody knows anything at all about 'em. Now and then we hear of some new convert to their old faith, but those are very few and they won’t last long."
"Oh, my God!" exclaims Walt suddenly.
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