This cartoon makes me a twinge of guilt and sorrow. Indeed, wars have been fought for the "things we things we have." The idea! -- death in exchange for possessions. An unintentional acknowledgement that wars come about largely for economic reasons -- "they" have the stuff/resources "we" need. Put in this context, I'd rather be a pauper than send off another man's son -- or my own -- for the joy of consumer ownership.
What did Jesus say about the rich man again?