I Feel for the kid. Seeing your farther going off to war, leaving you with promises of him coming home which might not come true.
My mother felt the same when my dad and the ship he was serving on went to fight in the Falklands war. The ship he was on was the type 42 destroyer Hms Glasgow. Three type 42 went down their and only the Glasgow came back badly damaged. A bomb ripped thought the side of the ship and my dad was lucky to survive. My mum didn't know he was alive till the end of the war. She was terrified that she had lost him
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
And all wars are, of course, perfectly honorable and justified, and not at all used by polititians for there own personal gain. Opposition to war is clearly a sign of cowardice and treason against the state.
Quoting a 19th century Englishman out of context on fanart for a society of magical talking equines doesn't make you sound smart.
And being a sarcastic jerk who pokes his nose in where it's neither wanted nor needed while simultaneously ignoring the quote and claiming it's out of context when you've clearly never read anything by the man makes you sound like a total ponce.
As a man who is terrorfied of the idea of actually going to war personally, I agree with you. I still find enjoyment in war-based games. Perhaps it is because heroic soldiers ate the Hercules of modern times. Perhaps it is the feeling of something more then yourself.