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Thread #69413   Message #1177448
Posted By: LadyJean
04-May-04 - 01:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: Militarism & the US culture of violence
Subject: RE: BS: Militarism & the US culture of violence
There is an idiot in the White House, an idiot with something to prove.
If we had a reasonable man in the White House 9/11 might not have happened. Or our troops would be looking for AlQuaeda terrorists, which wouldn't be such a bad thing. They aren't nice people.
The entertainment industry gives the public what they want. The public have been falling for tales of heroism in battle since 'omer smote 'is bloomin' lyre.
My father was a combat veteran. He wound up among Russian troops at the end of WWII, when the fighting got truly nasty. Dad was one of the kindest, gentlest men I've ever known.
Now Hollowfox and I know a man who claims to have been a Navy Seal. He never was. He is violent and aggessive, and a first rate asshole. People who fight don't, necessarily, love it, and people who love fighting, don't, necessarily fight. Chicken hawk George W. being a prime example.