Sometimes it’s a soldier’s job to die

Friday, 23 February 2007

Re: Just Shoot Me Now — If You Have A Rifle…

The US government could outfit every soldier with half a million dollars worth of bleeding-edge gear if we only wanted to raise taxes to 60% of everyone’s income. Soldiers go with the gear they’re issued. You forget, war means men are just another resource and sometimes it’s a soldier’s job to die.

Not pretty? Trying to make war pretty in any way, even from a position of opposition, is part of what lets us get into them at all. If everyone accepted it’s nothing more than a meat-grinder which mostly destroys the souls of those it doesn’t turn into monsters, maybe we wouldn't be so hot for the next one.

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