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  •  I'm With You... (none)
    I, too, think the military should be abolished. I'm working on a book titled "Beyond War." But I also realize that there have been many noble things associated with the military as well.  

    It's quite telling that, on the one hand, men are willing to risk their lives to save a comrade, while, on the other, only a small fraction of soldiers would actually shoot at the enemy as recently as World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

    When confronting noble lies, the task is difficult--to respect what is noble, while denouncing what is a lie.

    •  It wasn't the military... (none) belief is that our love of the military is deeply misguided. Instead we really need to be focusing on the soldiers, who did extraordinary things for their country when they were asked to (and still do). In other words, it's the people, not the system.

      One thing that has always been way underreported and unremembered is the massive discontent that GIs had with the military during World War II.

      Anyhow, good luck with the book. I'd be very happy to read it, an advance manuscript, whatever.

      I'm not part of a redneck agenda - Green Day

      by eugene on Thu Jan 27, 2005 at 05:18:32 PM PST

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