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Where have they gone

Sobering video coming our way via Morgan at the House of Eratosthenes:

I learned a week or so ago that my neighbor's son Tyler, who grew up and went to school with my boys, is in Afghanistan... originally stationed in Germany, he volunteered for a 6 month stint in the 'Stan... this video makes me think of him and those like him who serve their country quietly... do them and me a favor... think and pray for them often... it's the least we can do and yet most powerful...



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In the 1960s, this was cons... (Below threshold)

In the 1960s, this was considered an anti-war song. As with much in life, it depends on how you want to interpret it. As John Stuart Mill said:

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

George Orwell said it more succinctly:

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.






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