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'Idiot Bastard Sons'
Jan 22, 2002, 22:28
"So the personality of the army is a dubious bastard son of Rumsfeld & Bush"

Though we are verging off the topic, I've always been amazed by why 300,000 supposedly democratic people can all follow one leader's move, or even die in the process, as if the supposed 'leader', whoever he is, is necessarily in agreement with their soldiers' opinions. By logic, by nature, an army is an essentially un-democratic organisation where dissent is not allowed, therefore the country which 'depends on it' is, based on an un-democratic idea. But imagine an army where a bunch of soldiers said at the moment of departure to erase some faraway poor fuckers' village off the face of the earth because the suits had located the name on a paper map - 'eh, sir, we don't think it's a good idea because a lot of innocents...'. The Army is un-democratic by definition (therefore un-civilised, like terrorism), only that it is supposed to 'defend' the values of those of *us* on this side of the fence, not the other ones.

Them and Us. The eternal duality that humanity's head can't yet come to grips with.
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