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By faith, October 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm Link to this comment
Excellent comment Squaresville.
By rumblingspire, October 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm Link to this comment
I see the cartoon as very respectful of the soldier. It assumes that they enlisted to do heroic deeds.
Faith. 67 years ago does not include wwwII or WWWI. It did include three enormous occupations of innocent countries.
By Squaresville, October 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm Link to this comment
Faith, I think your earnest but that logic is what made your friend enlist and then be used in an immoral undertaking. They may have wanted to protect our nation but that’s not what happened.
I think the point is that when a group of people break into a building illegally, destroy things and kill people, you don’t forgive the one criminal who didn’t bring a gun and in fact ended up giving mouth-to-mouth to one of the other criminals because they were overcome by the smoke of the bodies they lit on fire.
It’s an interesting question. Is an act of decency or even heroism inside a larger immoral and illegal undertaking a good or just act?
I think the Navy delivered food to the Indonesian tsunami victims. I’d go to that parade.
By FunkDrone, October 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm Link to this comment
Wasn’t much of the alleged torture performed by
contractors, not actual military? Thought torture was
prohibited under current Army regs.
By faith, October 5, 2011 at 9:51 am Link to this comment
Mr. Fish, although I am a pacifist I take great offense to your cartoon. It does
not fairly, nor accurately represent one of the basic truths concerning young
people volunteering to be part of America’s military.
Youths of today were taught from their formative years, “anything is possible -
you can make a difference”. I personally know of card carrying MENSAN who
gave up personal future goals and enlisted after 9/11 to protect our nation and
became a combat medic in order to save lives. Many of these youths were
caught with idealism, integrity, a sense of helping others. You know, those
concepts they teach in school and at home. What these youths did not realize is
that evil incarnate- false leaders - cynics were manipulating and using them to
fight in illegal war acts and for wrongful reasons. These kids have been
hoodwinked by the ‘60s generation leadership and it is unconscionable.
I am not so sure you are on point at all with your statement:
“US Armed Forces - anti heros for 67 years - and counting.” In fact, I think
that you owe all of us readers, your readers- a huge apology for your
statement. Although I do not support most war, I can affirm that had we not
helped with WWI, WWII, europe would have become a fascist state run by those
who chose to gas an entire race of people. Fear would have prevailed
throughout that continent.
Some of the kids were/are heros during these past 67 years. While your
cartoon is provacative, it is also more than erroneous and offensive.
By rumblingspire, October 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm Link to this comment
Soldier. Lay your weapon down. Come home and occupyamerica. Be a real hero!
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