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- That's what's known as anecdotal evidence. Also, viewing soldiers as heroes for protecting their country (just by volunteering to be soldiers, that alone is a brave decision) doesn't mean that believes that war is glorious. I highly doubt that she does. But, you're right, if you feel strongly that you should teach children that war is wrong, then you should start a school / program / even a your own thread on the subject. Coming into a thread involving people losing relatives and loved ones to war is a douche move. The way that you present your point helps no one. Maybe your own ego and sense of self-righteousness, but nothing else. Just a heads up as to how you're viewed in this particular thread.May 12, 2012
- I thought I was being polite and having a discussion, but I guess not. Well, if anyone was offended I apologise.
Teach your kids that war is wrong and save their lives. Don't tell them they are heroes for going to their death so that a few people can make money. Good luck to anyone that is caught up in this madness or has loved ones in warzones, and I wish good strength to all the victims of war coming from any country in the world.
----- this part is on the philosophical premise - don't read if you don't care to hear what I believe ----
it is anecdotal evidence but very common as well. Also please don't call me a douche because you disagree with what I said. If I was talking in a thread for people that lost their kids to drugs and was saying that "don't glorify drug use, teach your kids to avoid them, good luck to anyone that is caught up in this" you would not be objecting. I think that going to war when you can choose not to (i.e. if the war is not waged in your own country and there is no obligatory draft) is equivalent to doing heroin. There are many social reasons etc but in the end you choose to put yourself in a life-threatening situation without good reason. In some way I think you believe that war is a justified and sane way of solving differences and that having your child's life lost or ruined because of a decision like that can be justified. Good luck.May 12, 2012
- I agree this isn't the appropriate place for this discussion.May 12, 2012
- Incredibly sad story Robert but that definetly needed to be shared, shared for what it is. Nice also that I'm back for you. Stephanie
Oh, and Julie and David... really? I'm not going to say another word to you or anyone else about this. People make their own decisions, lives are lived and lost sometimes. Breathe please.May 12, 2012
- I have had a bad day.
War is the result of incompetent diplomacy. It is not something that any sane person I have ever worked with in the military seeks or glorifies. The lasting consequences of war are just as abhorrent if not more so as the act itself. There is only pain, suffering and the willful mutilation of our humanity. The headband on my helmet when I was a combat medic said it best.
"Only the dead see the end of war." - PlatoMay 12, 2012
- very well said.
as we are doing quotes:
"The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service." - Albert EinsteinMay 12, 2012